Posted by : Aahil Shaik Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A worker in Saudi Arabia is entitled for 30-days full pay Sick Leave - Ministry of Human Resources

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development in Saudi Arabia highlighted that workers are entitled to sick leave with full payment for the period of first 30 days.

The worker will have 3 quarters of the salary for the next 60 days of sick leave and leave without payment for the following 30 days during the period of 1 year.

- The HR Ministry further pointed out that the employee's service shall not be terminated due to sickness, before the expiry of the specific periods of sick leave specified in the Saudi Labor Law. Trending : Saudi Arabia is studying a proposal of 2-days weekly off for all private sectors

- The Ministry added that, the employee has the right to request for the slip of his annual sick leave and if the days of sick leave fall during the days of the annual leave, the days of annual leave shall be stopped until the end of the sick leave.

- After that the annual leave days will be continued and the employee is not compensated for the weekly off days that intersect his sick leave days. Read : Vacation and leave policy as per Saudi Labor Law

- If the worker suffers injury and temporary disability following an accident during his duty time, he will be entitled to a financial aid equivalent to his full salary for a period of 60 days and the he is entitled to a financial compensation equivalent to 75% of his salary for the duration of his treatment.

- In case the treatment period reaches 1 year, or if it is medically specifies that the worker is not likely to recover and his health condition does not allow him to work, the injury shall be considered as permanent disability and according to this the employment contract can be terminated. See Also : 8 points of employment contract

- In such case, the injury shall be compensated and the employer shall not have the right to recover what he paid to the injured worker during that year, reveals the ministry with the provisions of Saudi Labor Law.

A worker in Saudi Arabia is entitled for 30-days full pay Sick Leave - Ministry of Human Resources -

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