Dealing with unreasonable employers who force you to come to work while waiting for COVID-19 test results?
Tell your employers that the office could be shut down due to their reckless behaviour.
According to a report by Bernama quoting Health Minister Datuk Dr Adham Baba, employers who prohibit employees from self-quarantining while waiting for their COVID-19 screening test results will have their premises shut down immediately!
He said such actions could be taken under the General Standard Operation Procedures and the General Guidelines on the Approval of Operations Movement of Company Employees during movement control order (MCO) issued by the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).
Also includes those who voluntarily quarantine
Adham said the condition also covers employees who voluntarily quarantine themselves after receiving COVID-19 negative results.
“If employers do not allow quarantines, the condition states that the police and the Health Ministry, based on the authority given, can order the immediate closure of their premises.
“Non-compliance by employers must be reported to the police,” he said as quoted in the report.
Article 34 of the condition states that if there are any employees under the Health Ministry’s observation or placed under home observation, the employee is not allowed to come to work and must undergo a quarantine period set by the ministry.
The condition also states that the company must help and cooperate fully with the ministry in implementing contact tracing of employees infected with COVID-19 and contact management for the employee.
Know your rights, guys!