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What is the legal obligations of western Australia mining if

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What is the legal obligations of western Australia mining if a employee needs to have a biospy for cancer of the cervix
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Brisbane-Lawyer replied 4 years ago.
The employee can use up their sick leave for the time required for the medical procedure, including recovery. If it takes longer than the amount of sick leave available, usually the mining company will give an additional 4 weeks unpaid leave. And if it take longer than that, they are lawfully entitled to terminate employment.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Should I inform the mine manager if I have already told someone of importance in the chain of command. Can they terminate me before I get the results from biospy. I truly believe I am going to be ok. But it is still a concern

Expert:  Brisbane-Lawyer replied 4 years ago.
Yes, you should inform the manager about this and not just the person ahead of you in the chain of command. If they terminate you over this, you would have a strong case to make a claim for unfair dismissal through Fair Work Australia.

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