Section 16 of the Labour Act in Nigeria. Sick leave

Subject to the Workmen's Compensation Act, a worker shall be entitled to be paid wages up to twelve working days in any one calendar year during absence from work caused by temporary illness certified by a registered medical practitioner:

Provided that this section shall not apply unless-

(a) the contract remains in existence during the period of absence and the worker is ready and willing to perform his part of the contract save for the incapacity produced by the illness; and

(b) the worker, if so requested by the employer, consents to be examined by a qualified medical practitioner nominated by the employer.

Section 16 of the Labour Act in Nigeria

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