The Ministry of Human Resources and Resettlement called on private sector facilities not to terminate the service of any of its employees who prove they are infected with Corona virus, noting that the person who is infected with the virus is entitled to a sick leave.
She confirmed that she will deal with any complaint received by her regarding the termination of service due to infection with the virus, according to the established procedures, where the complaint will be referred - if it cannot be resolved amicably between its parties - to the judiciary.
She stressed the need for private sector establishments to assume their societal and legal responsibilities towards their workers, who are exposed to HIV infection, especially as the state provides full and free health care to injured citizens and residents alike.
The Ministry also called on establishments to deal with the cases of its workers who are infected with the emerging coronavirus as illnesses, according to which they are entitled to sick leave in accordance with the provisions of the law.
The employee is entitled to sick leave for a period of 90 days, continuous or interrupted, for each year of his service after a period of three months of continuous service that follows the trial period.
The full wage is calculated for the first 15 days of leave, and half the wage for the next 30 days, and the next 45 days will be without pay.
The Ministry also called on private sector establishments to adhere to documenting the permits of their workers and the amendments that occur to work contracts, as well as paying workers wages through the wages protection system.
She reaffirmed that establishments' obligation to pay wages on time, document permits, especially early ones, and document contract amendments, which include a reduction in the wage of a worker, whether temporarily or permanently, by agreement between the parties, that guarantees the rights of both parties to the business relationship, especially as the ministry takes into consideration the value of wages Employees installed in the wage protection system.
The Ministry affirmed the necessity for establishments that grant any worker with "early leave" during the period of applying the precautionary measures to prevent the emerging corona virus, documenting the leave in the temporary supplementary form of the employment contract, as well as documenting agreements to reduce wages permanently or temporarily through the approved systems.