In Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has highlighted that workers are entitled to 30 days of sick leave with full pay.
Within a year, the worker will be paid 3 quarters of his or her salary for the next 60 days of sick leave and will be paid nothing for the next 30 days.
Additionally, the HR Ministry pointed out that an employee's service should not be terminated for sickness before the expiration of the specific sick leave periods provided by the Saudi Labor Law.
Employees have the right to request a slip of their annual sick leave, and if the days of sick leave fall during the days of annual leave, the annual leave days shall be halted until the end of the sick leave.
The employee will not be compensated for the weekly off days that intersect with his sick leave after that point.
A worker who suffers injury and temporary disability as a result of an accident will be entitled to financial aid equal to his full salary for a period of 60 days and a financial compensation equivalent to 75% of his salary during the period of treatment.
- If a worker does not recover after a year's treatment period, or if he is medically unable to work due to his health condition, the injury will be considered permanent disability and the employment contract will be terminated accordingly.
According to the Saudi Labor Law, in such cases, the injured worker shall be compensated, and the employer shall not be entitled to recoup the amount he paid to the injured worker during that period.
SOURCE : SAUDI EXPATRIATES