Sick Leave

Income

The Labour Proclamation provides for the paid sick leave for up to 6 months on completion of probation period if sickness is certified by a qualified doctor. A worker is entitled to sick leave if he/she is incapable of work owing to the sickness other than resulting from occupational injury. A worker must inform the employer about his/her absence due to sickness and provide a medical certificate issued by a medical organisation recognized by the Government. The employer may provide paid sick leave as follows:

- 100% of wages during the first month of sick leave;

- 50% of wages during the second & third months of sick leave; and

- unpaid leave from the fourth until sixth month.

Source: §85-86 of the Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003 (amended by Proc. No. 466/2005 & Proc. No. 494/2006); ISSA Country Profile 2017

Medical Care

The Social Health Insurance Proclamation, passed in 2010, provides medical and health services to the workers. All workers are required to be a member of social health insurance scheme.

Source: ISSA Country Profile 2017

Job Security

Employment of a sick worker is secure during the term of his sick leave.

Source: §85-86 of the Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003 (amended by Proc. No. 466/2005 & Proc. No. 494/2006)

Regulations on Sick Leave

  • Labour Proclamation No.377/2003 / የአሰሪና ሰራተኛ ዓዋጅ ቁ. 377/2003
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