Thailand sick and maternity leave.

Sick leave

The employee is entitled to sick leave on those days that he is actually ill and shall receive the basic pay during the sick leave but not more than 30 working days per a calendar year. If sick leave is taken for three work days or longer, the employee must acquire a medical certificate from a first class medical practitioner.

Days upon which an employee is unable to work owing to work-related injury or illness or maternity leave shall not be deemed sick leave. An employee must notify his supervisor every time when leave is taken.

Family planning

An employee is entitled to take leave for the purposes of sterilisation and shall have the right to take leave as a result of the sterilisation for such time as a first class medical practitioner shall prescribe and issue a certificate. The basic pay shall be paid during the leave period.

Business leave

An employee is entitled to take leave for the purposes of sterilisation and shall have the right to take leave as a result of the sterilisation for such time as a first class medical practitioner shall prescribe and issue a certificate. The basic pay shall be paid during the leave period.

Military leave

A male employee is entitled to take leave for military service when the government makes a call for personnel inspection, for military training, or for testing of combat readiness, in accordance with the laws governing military service. He shall receive the basic pay equal to the period of the leave but not more than 60 days per annum.

Study leave

An employee is entitled to take leave for training of development of his knowledge and skills in accordance with the following cases:

  • (Gor.) – Acquiring skills to improve labour and welfare, or to increase the employee’s effectiveness at work
  • (Khor.) – Testing of educational level as required by the government; however, it is not applicable where the training is at the request of the employee. All leave requests must be submitted to his supervisor at least 7 days in advance, and an employee shall leave only after receiving the approval from the supervisor and an employee shall not get the basic pay for this leave.

Maternity leave

A pregnant female employee is entitled to have maternity leave of not more than 90 days. The days of maternity leave shall include holidays that occur during the period of leave. The company shall pay a basic pay which shall not exceed 45 days except otherwise agreed in different terms that are in favor of the employee.

A pregnant female employee shall inform the company about the pregnancy. A pregnant female employee shall be entitled to request the company to change her work temporarily either before or after childbirth by showing the medical certificate from a first class medical practitioner stated that she is unable to work at the previous position and the company shall consider changing the duties to such as be suitable for the employee.

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