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I have recently had a mild stroke and as I work alone in remote

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I have recently had a mild stroke and as I work alone in remote places I may be seen to be unfit for my role (estate worker). will I be entitled to any compensation and what are my rights? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
You are not, as a matter of general law, entitled to compensation for a naturally occurring illness. However, you may have a contractual right to compensation if your employer operates some kind of insurance scheme, for example. You have to look at your terms and conditions of employment.
If you are permanently unfit for work, your employer is entitled to terminate the contract of employment.
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