Sick leave

65 Sick leave


An employee may take sick leave if—


the employee is sick or injured; or


the employee’s spouse or partner is sick or injured; or


a person who depends on the employee for care is sick or injured.


An employee is entitled to 10 days’ sick leave for each of the 12-month periods specified in section 63(2).

Section 65(1)(b): amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 7 of the Relationships (Statutory References) Act 2005 (2005 No 3).

Section 65(2): amended, on 24 July 2021, by section 4 of the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Act 2021 (2021 No 18).