Swansea Crown Court heard Denise Whitworth, 48, who denied fraud, was working as a clinical psychologist for the Cwm Taf University Health Board when on October 30, 2012, she took sick leave
citing "severe back pain" which she said was made worse by the driving she had to do to see patients.
She came off sick leave
six months later on April 28, 2013 when she took a period of annual leave.
Without federal legislation in place, however, several states and local jurisdictions have taken matters into their own hands by creating their own paid sick leave
laws to protect employees who may otherwise be forced to choose between going to work sick or losing pay and, in some cases, their jobs.
Any absence for reasons of sickness or incapacity in the first three months of employment will be regarded as sick leave
The arguments voiced Wednesday echoed those heard in Eugene during the debate over the city's sick leave
ordinance, which the proposed statewide law would replace.
obtained a forged sick leave
certificate from a government clinic in Al Rashidiya and provided it to the department where he was stationed to take nine days leave in October 2012.
My salary is BD1,500 and due to my poor financial situation, I charged money in return for sick leave
In addition to the call for congressional action, Obama also signed a presidential memorandum directing federal agencies to allow up to six weeks of paid sick leave
for their employees with a new child.
The court heard that the 28-year-old Emirati cop had got consecutive sick leave
certificates from a clinic, a hospital and a medical centre.
The abuse of sick leave
was "a scourge that affected the entire public service," said Hasikos adding that the government should take "drastic measures against employees constantly claiming illness and being absent from their work.
The scheme intends to support the ambition of increasing the use of partial sick leave
, through clarification of possible adaptation measures in the workplace and the right grade of sick leave
In Philadelphia, for instance, Mayor Michael Nutter has vetoed sick leave
bills twice, saying they threaten jobs and make the city less attractive to new business.