NNNGO Sick Leave Policy
Our organisation sick leave policy outlines our organisation’s provisions for employees who become sick
and need to be absent from work. The following sample policy specifies how sick leave will be accrued
and how it may be used.
An organisation sick leave policy may also be called a sick time policy, sick pay policy, or sick days policy
This organisation sick leave policy applies to all our employees who have been with our company for at least [six months.]
Our employees may be unable to perform their duties if they get sick. Our organisation follows legal
guidelines that may apply to sick pay. We’ll also offer [25 days] of [paid/ partially paid] sick leave.
This leave is separate from other types of leave like maternity leave and Paid Time Off (PTO).
Our employees can take sick leave when they want to:
- Recover from sudden illness
- Recover from accidents/injuries
- Receive mental/psychological care or counseling when necessary
- Employees who want to attend to routine healthcare (e.g. doctor’s/dentist’s appointments) should use their PTO.
Employees will receive  additional day/s every [1 year] of working for our company. Depending on the law,
employees can accumulate unused sick leave until it reaches a certain number of days. Unused sick time may be
calculated for an employee’s annuity when they retire.
Keep in mind that, employees who become sick should either use their sick days or work from home to avoid
When employees want to use their sick time, they should notify their supervisor as soon as possible either
through email or an automated Human Resources Information System (HRIS.) They should also inform the
supervisor for how long they’ll be absent (if possible) or report daily for every day of sick leave.
Under certain circumstances, employees might need to submit a physician’s note or other medical certification and/or complete a sick leave form. Those circumstances include but are not limited to:
- Being absent for more than [three days] on sick leave.
- Cases when a pattern arises (e.g. employees plead sick at a specific time each week.)