Absence from Work Certificate

Absence from Work Certificate

Our Pharmacists at Bellambi Pharmacy can provide Personal Leave Certificates for a small fee of $24.99. Visit us in store for this great and convenient service. 


Absence from Work Certificate: What You Need to Know

As an employee, it is common to encounter times when you are unable to attend work due to illness or injury. In such instances, employers may require a written document from a medical professional as proof of absence from work. This document is known as an Absence from Work Certificate or Medical Certificate.

In Australia, an Absence from Work Certificate is a legal requirement under the Fair Work Act 2009. According to the act, an employer can request an Absence from Work Certificate if an employee has taken personal leave due to illness or injury, and the employer has reasonable grounds to suspect that the employee was not genuinely ill or injured.

What should it contain?

Now, let's talk about what this certificate should contain to be legally valid. First off, it needs your name, date of birth, and the date of your medical examination. It should also mention the expected date you'll return to work. But that's not all! It should include details about your medical condition, including the diagnosis and treatment plan. And of course, it needs to be signed and dated by the medical practitioner.

In addition, in some cases, your boss may require a fitness for work assessment before you can return to your job. This is to ensure that you're physically able to handle your duties safely and efficiently. This assessment is done by a medical practitioner, who evaluates whether you're fit to return to work.

Take care of it right away

So, there you have it! The Absence from Work Certificate is a crucial tool for letting your boss know you're not feeling your best and need some time off to recuperate. Remember to provide your certificate within a reasonable timeframe to avoid any disciplinary action, and don't forget to take care of yourself and get plenty of rest!

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