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#Sick Leave

# sick-leave - Sunday 22 November, 2020

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.

# sick-leave - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

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.

# sick-leave - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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.

# sick-leave - Thursday 22 August, 2019

From The42 Illness forces Sarri to miss his first two Serie A games with Juventus 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.

# sick-leave - Monday 3 December, 2018

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.

# sick-leave - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

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.

# sick-leave - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Poll: Do you feel stressed at work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel stressed at work?

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of its affects.

# sick-leave - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

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.

# sick-leave - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# sick-leave - Saturday 1 August, 2015

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.

# sick-leave - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

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?

# sick-leave - Monday 2 February, 2015

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.

# sick-leave - Friday 22 November, 2013

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.

# sick-leave - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Labour Court recommends cuts to overtime and sick leave for Dublin Bus drivers Exclusive

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.

# sick-leave - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man tackles shark on the beach... then gets the sack Don't Be A Hero This post contains videos

Man tackles shark on the beach... then gets the sack

He wasn’t really meant to be in Australia.

# sick-leave - Thursday 18 October, 2012

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.

# sick-leave - Friday 28 September, 2012

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.

# sick-leave - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Public service sick leave halved for most employees

The amount of paid sick leave is to be reduced from six months to three months.

# sick-leave - Saturday 7 July, 2012

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?

# sick-leave - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Poll: Should a doctor's note be needed for all sick days? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# sick-leave - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

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.

# sick-leave - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

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.

# sick-leave - Saturday 10 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# sick-leave - Monday 20 February, 2012

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.

# sick-leave - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

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.