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Bosses who don’t grant leave for election to be charged

All institutions that fail to grant leave to its employees for the upcoming Local Government elections on February 10, could face legal implications, said the Elections Commission.

Accordingly, the Commission said paid leave should be granted to employees who have applied for leave.

The Commission said the employers of both state and private
institutions should grant adequate leave to the employees, taking into consideration the distance from the work place to the polling station.

Employers who fail to grant leave to their employees could face legal charges and be taken before a Magistrate and fined not more than Rs. 500 or face one month imprisonment, or have to face both a fine and imprisonment, the Elections Commission said.


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