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# Sick Leave

Last year
Spanish cabinet approves paid 'menstrual leave'
Equality Minister Irene Montero said the law will recognise a health problem that has been largely swept under the carpet until now.
Poll: Does your job have paid sick leave?
Currently, there are discrepancies around Ireland in sick pay.
New sick pay scheme to guarantee all workers up to 10 days paid leave by 2026
Cabinet approved the Sick Leave Bill 2022 yesterday, which will legislate for a statutory sick pay scheme in Ireland for the first time.
All time
Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.
Government agree to sick pay reform, but Labour says six month delay will hinder fight against the pandemic
Ireland is one of only five EU members that doesn’t recognise sick pay as a right.
Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave
In the case, the paramedic attended a football match the day after he went on sick leave.
Illness forces Sarri to miss his first two Serie A games with Juventus
The manager has been suffering from pneumonia, and will be absent for next week’s reunion with former club Napoli.
Social Protection Department gives older age of workers as reason why it's near top of sick leave list
The secretary general of the department said 3,000 staff members are over 55.
FAI official who refereed matches around the country while on sick leave has unfair dismissal claim refused
The man later said he had taken six weeks’ sick leave in order to be with his wife and daughter who were suffering from severe depression.
Poll: Do you feel stressed at work?
A new campaign aims to raise awareness of its affects.
Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison cleared to return to work
Harrison has been on unpaid leave for a number of months after his illness benefit scheme expired.
Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further?
Public sector workers’ average number of sick days each year is twice that of the private sector according to figures released by the government.
Now Irish workers can build up their holidays when they're long-term sick
You can also carry over the leave you’ve build up, for up to 15 months.
Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?
Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?
Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now
I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.
Microsoft pens doctor's note to give players more time to play Xbox
Now you can get off work by telling your boss you have Zombie Flu. Possibly.
Labour Court recommends cuts to overtime and sick leave for Dublin Bus drivers
The court said that there is no proposal to reduce core or basic pay but acknowledged that many of the proposals would “impact significantly” on employees.
Man tackles shark on the beach... then gets the sack
He wasn’t really meant to be in Australia.
James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave
The Health Minister will demand that hospitals take a tougher line with staff in order to target excessive absenteeism rates.
Three HSE staff dismissed over "very poor attendance records"
More than 100 staff have also had their sick leave scheme suspended in the last six months.
The Evening Fix: Thursday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Public service sick leave halved for most employees
The amount of paid sick leave is to be reduced from six months to three months.
Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats
How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?
Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days?
Sick leave costs the Government and businesses millions every year. So should employees have to provide proof?
Explainer: How much sick leave can civil servants take?
Here’s what the official regulations say…
€26million: The annual bill for sick leave in the civil service
In one Government department, the average employee had a day off sick every three weeks.
Bus Eireann seeking savings of €20m, but no redundancies... yet
Reduction in overtime, changes to sick leave and annual leave, and an increase in working hours are all on the table for Bus Éireann workers.
ISME: Hot weather 'doesn't lead to rise in sick leave'
However, its chief executive said employers are concerned about another summer event – Euro 2012.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…
Annual sick leave in public sector costs State over €551 million
Certified and uncertified sick days taken by civil and public service workers cost about €551.2 million per year.
Burton puts forward plan to make employers pay for sick leave
The proposals, which would see employers pay for the first four weeks of sick leave, are being discussed at a forum today.
Younger workers twice as stressed as their parents, survey shows
People under 30 are also far more likely to call in sick to work than those over 55, according to the study.