All workers should be able to leave without any negative repercussions if they are sick or have stipulated annual leave. If a worker is injured during work, the factory should pay any costs not covered by the national health system.
A healthy and stable workforce is the backbone of every viable business. Sick workers should therefore be allowed to stay home until they have recovered. A sound health and sickness policy demonstrates respect for and valuation of the workers, which in the end results in a better and more dedicated work force as well as a higher productivity.
- Have a health and sickness policy that states clearly what happens if an worker gets sick or injured
- Clearly inform workers about the health and sickness policy when they are hired
- Provide workers with a copy of the health and sickness policy in easily understandable language
- Keep records of social security transactions, industrial injury insurances and the paid sick leave accorded, for at least two years