sick leave

  • Is It Legal To Substitute Annual Leave For Sick Leave?

    Picture the scene: you’ve organised a week off work for some much-needed R&R. On the first day of your holiday, you’re struck down with the flu. Instead of sunning it up on the beach, you spend the entire week coughing up phlegm in bed. If you’d been at work, you definitely would have called in…

  • Ask LH: Is It OK To Take Sickies After Quitting A Job?

    Hi Lifehacker, So I’ve submitted my resignation and am counting down to my last day of work, with three weeks left to go. Last week, I decided to take a — ahem — “sick” day. Now I’m wondering what’s stopping me from taking more. (What are they going to do, fire me? Or what?)