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Sick leave used as off day

Harryjit
Member
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:22:44 AM  (Last updated: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:52:56 PM)
Hi, I work with a local airline. I work on a roster basis. In my roster, I need a minimum of 7 days off in a month. Can a Sick Leave be used as an Off Day under Malaysian Labor Law? Thank You.
KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:02:32 AM

You can but there will not be replacement of that rest day. 

Harryjit
Member
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 02:22:30 PM
Does it means that the company can use the Sick leave and use it as off day to make the roster legal for 7 days off in a month? Thanks
KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:59:10 PM

To avoid that, you can choose not to submit the MC and save the sick leave entitlement for another day.

Harryjit
Member
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:27:48 PM
Scenario: In 30 days, I work for 23 days with 7 days off. I take 2 days Sick Leave. Now, my Rest is 9 days. Can the company change my off days from the 9 days rest(7days & 2 Sick Leave) and make me work? Meaning, my roster only shows 5 days off and 2 days Sick Leave= 7 days.Do you understand my point here and is it Legal ? Thank You Sir.
KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:49:27 PM

I see, are you a member of the airline employees union? If so, why not bring the matter up with the union if you cannot get explanation from your HR department.

Harryjit
Member
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:26:57 PM
Unfortunately, there is no workers union in my company for unknown reasons.
KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:38:21 PM

How about your colleagues, do they have the same problem as you have or has such problem been discussed with your HR department? Anyway, why don't you bring the matter up with the Labour Department see what's their views.

Harryjit
Member
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:05:36 PM
I am sure we all do. So, Under Malaysian Labor Law, is this practice allowed? Is Company allowed to convert Sick Leave into Off day?
KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:52:56 PM

In that case, it would be better for your to go to the Labour Department and make a complaint there and let them look into the matter.