Most people can get at least 5 days’ sick leave a year.
If you can't work because you're ill or a family member is sick, you need to tell your employer. After 3 days they can ask you for a doctor's certificate.
Most people are paid their normal wages when they take sick leave.
You can carry over some unused sick leave to the next year.
Sick leave arrangements depend on whether you were injured at work or somewhere else.
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