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sick leave

noun [U]
 
 
HR, WORKPLACE
a period of time that a worker is allowed to be away from work because they are ill: on sick leave Emmens has been out on sick leave for the past three weeks. Do employees receive paid sick leave? Mrs Lawrence resigned after taking sick leave for depression and stress.
Translations of “sick leave”
in Chinese (Traditional) 病假…
in Russian отпуск по болезни, больничный лист…
in Turkish hastalık izni, rapor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 病假…
in Polish zwolnienie…
(Definition of sick leave from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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