Child's Medical Certificate

Child’s Medical Certificate

Question Dear HR Practitioners, Recently I’ve been asked by my staff that they would like to apply for their own medical leave using their child’s medical certificate. They were told by the doctors that they can actually apply for Medical or Sick Leave by using their child’s medical certificate. Is there a rule somewhere that indicates that such a practice is allowed? Please share your feedback if you have similar experiences. Thank you! MLHG     Reply 1 The doctor probably meant Childcare Leave. And even then, the doctor’s understanding is not accurate. Suggest you tell your staff that you would be clarifying this matter with the doctor as you want to ensure that if this is something new and you are not aware of it yet, you would want to take steps so that the staff does not miss out on the new benefit. Then give the doctor a call to clarify. Or his/her other patients may be going to their HR for the same issue. Diana     Reply 2 I am only aware that employees can utilise their child care leave for such cases. Calvin     Reply 3 I suppose you can treat that as child care leave […]

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