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Are Casuals getting paid during forced lockdown?

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:36 am
by ja1p
Hi Lorina,

I am a Diploma casual working for a big group . I get work with the group in their 2 centres almost all 5 days. I am actually prebooked for a month. I am home , sick last week due to influenza ( passed through a sick child). Just wondering if i still get paid as i had to stay home till I get my swab tests and clearance. Is there any legislation passed for the casuals in this tough time? I have children and bills to pay . I cannot sustain without pay. Do I get paid for my last week while i was sick? I have sent the Drs Certificate to the Manager but she refused saying "You are a casual".

Please shed some light on this.

Thanks,Ja1p

Re: Are Casuals getting paid during forced lockdown?

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:37 am
by Lorina
Unfortunately, as a casual employee, you do not get sick leave or annual leave because you get casual loading and a higher rate of pay.

I would suggest that you contact Centrelink and see if you are eligible for any payments during this time.

Financial Support

:geek:,
Lorina

Re: Are Casuals getting paid during forced lockdown?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:27 pm
by ja1p
Thanks Lorina

Re: Are Casuals getting paid during forced lockdown?

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:37 am
by Lorina
You're welcome!

:geek:,
Lorina