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Recognition of Medical Leave for Lasik Surgery

Question

Hi HR Professionals,

Do you recognise the medical leave issued by an Ophthalmologist when an employee plans to go for Lasik surgery?

Thanks!

SE

 


 

Reply 1

I view Lasik as an aesthetic operation. Personally, I feel such things should not be under Medical Leave. It should be under the normal Annual Leave. Just like I am taking leave to go to a concert overseas.

KS

 


 

Reply 2

We recognize the medical leave but the cost of the Lasik surgery is at the employee’s own expense.

Val

 


 

Reply 3

If MC was given by a registered medical practitioner then it is accepted.

Keren

 


 

Reply 4

Will accept the MC if issued by a registered medical practitioner. The medical cost will not be covered.

Nicole

 


 

Reply 5

Yes, we do recognize this medical leave but the medical costs are to be paid by the employee.

EL