BCEA provisions for leave
- Sick leave
Workers are entitled to 30 days/6 weeks paid leave in a 3 year/36 months cycle.
During the first six months of employment, workers are entitled to 1 day of paid sick leave for every 26 days worked.
A medical aid certificate should be submitted for absence from work for more than 2 consecutive days.
- Annual leave
An employee is entitled to a minimum of 1 day for every 17 days worked.
An employee is entitled to 21 consecutive days of annual leave.
- Maternity leave
Pregnant employees are entitled to at least 4 consecutive months of leave.
A pregnant employee may not be allowed to perform work that is hazardous to her or her child.