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I have 6 months sick leave that I am entitled to. I am under

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I have 6 months sick leave that I am entitled to. I am under quite a bit of work pressure these days and was contemplating at some stage taking quite a bit if not all of my entitled sick leave. I have a sympathetic doctor whom has been treating me for work pressures for the last 12 months. If I elect to take sick leave and possibly the whole lot can you see any issues occurring. I would quite possibly leave the work force at the end of the sick leave as I am 61. I am based in South Australia Regards GC
Provided you have a medical certificate confirming you have health issues which warrant your absence, then there should be no problem.

However, sick leave is not an entitlement like annual leave, it is merely a back up in the event a worker falls sick, so you are not entitled to take it simply because you want some time off, you have to have a genuine illness and have this confirmed by a doctor.

I trust the above assists your understanding.

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