Firms pressure doctors to minimise medical leave for injured workers despite risk of penalties

Workers at a construction site in Kim Keat Avenue, on Dec 31, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Badly injured workers are being deprived of time to rest and recuperate, with migrant advocacy groups seeing up to 70 cases of inadequate medical leave every year.

In one case, a worker with broken bones was given only a two-day medical certificate (MC). Another, whose right index finger was crushed by falling metal, was expected to go back to work the following day.

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