Corporate employees sent on unpaid leave despite government notification

Karachi  (HRNW) We were told we’re on our own from now on. Even when most of us had paid leave, we couldn’t use them, said an employee of Karachi Marriott.

The Sindh government released a notification on March 23 saying that no employer shall lay off workers or deduct salaries in the lockdown due to coronavirus. It said that all kinds of workers “shall be paid salaries, remuneration and wages in full by their respective employers.”

The hotel rolled out an email to all employees on March 20, saying, “Almost all of our staff will be on unpaid leaves from April 1, 2020, till the situation gets normal.” The notification, by the time this was reported, was not withdrawn.


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