HRSINGAPORE Community Discussions

Medical Leave - Chicken Pox


Dear all,

Staff was given 3 weeks Medical Leave for chicken pox.  Does it still fall under Medical Leave?




Reply 1

For us, it's outpatient sick leave. If the ML is more than 14 days, some companies treat it hospitalization leave, as part of employer benefits.




Reply 2

For our company, we will treat this as HL instead of ML.

Munjit Kaur



Reply 3

My company converts the medical leave for chicken pox into hospitalisation leave.




Reply 4

For these long illness, hospitalisation leave could be used even if not warded in hospital. Just that some GPs does not know and put under MC.




Reply 5

For such genuine cases, I would recommend for the balance ML be deducted from HL, under HR's discretion.