This MWKA Online Talk was delivered on 13 December 2023 by Mr John Chan and Ms Jasmine Wee and moderated by Ms Carolyn Ng. Please visit to register for upcoming talks.


Employee absenteeism and abuse of annual and medical leave are common problems faced by employers. This talk will explain the law on absenteeism and annual and medical leave, before exploring what sanctions employers may impose on employees in response to absenteeism, going on annual leave without prior approval, and abuse of medical leave. Practical tips will be provided to help employers avoid and deal with these issues more effectively.

Talk points:

  • Employment Law on Absenteeism
  • Requirement for Annual Leave Approval
  • Employee’s Abuse of Medical Leave
  • Practical Tips for Employers

Speaker: John Chan (Partner) and Jasmine Wee (Associate)
Moderator: Carolyn Ng (Associate)

A copy of the talk slides in PDF format is available for download here.

Absenteeism and Abuse of Annual and Medical Leave

3 January, 2024


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