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Workers warned not to take a 'sickie'

Posted by: 3AW NEWS | 24 December, 2012 - 8:28 AM

Workers seeking a five day weekend are being warned not to take a "sickie" today with employers expected to demand evidence of their employee's health.

The Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry says employers can expect to have to show a doctors certificate.

Manager of Workplace Relations Policy Alexandra Marriott says the number of sick days taken always increases around public holidays.

"We always see a spike in 'sickies' on around public holidays and Christmas is no exception to that,"

"A lot of business are encouraging staff to take today as annual leave and putting policies in place to make sure they are not unfairly impacted by workers taking 'sickies' today" she told 3AW News.

Blog comments Your Say

  • @Katrina, you are getting paid double.
    You get paid for the day and then you get paid for a day off because you worked on a public holiday. That's getting paid twice, that's getting paid double because you are still getting a day off.
    I am not saying you shouldn't. Just saying you are.
    When we choose careers we know the hours expected of us and so we should accept that. Someone has to work on public holidays and I think those people should be compensated for it. Getting another day off because you had to work on a public holiday is ok by me.

    Peggy Tuesday 25 December, 2012 - 10:49 AM
  • Even the parking officers had the day off. There were cars parked all the way up the clearway in Sydney Rd. :P

    mylene Tuesday 25 December, 2012 - 12:18 AM
  • Look at the moaners'comments re 16yrs with no day off.Tell us mona who chose the job/occupation ehh!your dad your mum- and Mona wants a perfect world with no trouble.Perhaps she will get to see her kids in court on the wrong side of the dock, and learn robots only exist in cartoons.Your choice well paid mona"What do want a medal for being employed .You must be gen fat x WITH THE I AM GOD MINDSET,please look at me!

    too full of what job she is doing or else too well paid Monday 24 December, 2012 - 4:14 PM
  • Michael, At least you live in the "REAL"world. Not like "MYLENE".

    IAN Monday 24 December, 2012 - 3:36 PM
  • No certicate ??"SUFFER" Oh-Oh.? half the Doctors are on the Take.?

    IAN Monday 24 December, 2012 - 3:33 PM
  • I working on Reception at a church admin centre. And boy, is it quiet.
    Merry Christmas everyone.

    Debs Monday 24 December, 2012 - 1:23 PM

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