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September 05, 2020 on chapter Non-national system employers

Leave to attend court

If someone has to appear at court as a result of a work-related court order or subpoena, what kind of leave is this?

If an employee is required to appear in court under a court order or subpoena, the absence from work will be unpaid leave. The employee may request that period be taken as annual leave.

If the court order or subpoena is work-related, the absence from work will also be unpaid leave. However, as the court attendance is work-related, it may be worthwhile exploring the option of paid special leave for those circumstances.

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