Library of PH Labor Law

E – Disease

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1. Summary

▪ To be valid, the authorized cause of disease should comply with prescribed standards.

2. Standards for Disease

The standards are:

1. The employee must be suffering from any disease;

2. The continued employment of the employee is prohibited by law or prejudicial to his/her health as well as to the health of his/her co-employees; and,

3. There must be a certification by a competent public health authority that the disease is incurable within a period of six (6) months even with proper medical treatment.

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References

▪ 1987 Philippine Constitution

▪ Presidential Decree No. 442, a.k.a. Labor Code

▪ Department of Labor and Employment, Department Order No. 147, Series of 2015

▪ Jurisprudence or Supreme Court Decision

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