Now more than ever, being employed is something to be immensely grateful for.
For Australians who are in the fortunate position of still having a job while so many others have been left unemployed or made redundant due to COVID-19, the way we work hasn’t escaped change and uncertainty.
One such uncertainty is what happens if you’re unable to go to work or work from home because you’ve tested positive to coronavirus, have been forced to quarantine yourself for 14 days or have been strongly advised to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who’s been diagnosed with the virus.
This is where pandemic leave comes in – new proposed changes that will give workers the ability to take leave should they need to for COVID-19-related reasons. It sounds great, but what actually is pandemic leave and who can claim it?
Below, let’s break down everything you need to know about…