This portal contains information regarding the rights of employees when they or their family members are ill.

What are your rights in the workplace when you or one of your family members are ill?

When facing illness, or when caring for an ill family member, employees are entitled to a number of different benefits, rights and payments, including compensation if the illness or injury is the result of a work accident.

Aid Organizations

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Government Agencies

Government Agency Areas of Responsibility Topics
Ministry of Economy The Ministry of Economy is responsible for all areas related to employment. All workers' rights relevant to the Ministry of Economy.
Administration of the Regulation and Enforcement of Labor Laws Regulating the labor market and enforcing labor laws to actualize workers' rights, identifying violations and reducing the harm to salaried employees at low wage levels. Labor laws that protect workers' rights.
Equal Employment Opportunity Ombudsman The ombudsman is responsible for enforcing all regulations related to equality at work and treatment of cases where forbidden discrimination occurred. Equal employment opportunities, Working women
The Employment of Women Law Ombudsman Enforcing The Employment of Women Law. Equal employment opportunities, Working women
Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Ombudsman The ombudsman operates under the Ministry of Justice to assist people with disabilities. All rights relating to people with disabilities, particularly with regard to employment.
The Center for the Integration of People with Disabilities into the Labor Market The center operates within the framework of the Ministry of Economy for the full integration of persons with disabilities into the labor market, both as employees and as self-employed. Employment of People with Disabilities
Commissioner of Foreign Workers Rights at work Protection of employment rights of foreign workers in Israel Rights of Foreign Workers
Legal Aid Division - Ministry of Justice Providing advice and legal assistance at no cost for people with low income. Workers' rights, Discrimination at work, Sexual harassment at work, Rights of Foreign Workers
Employment Service The Employment Service is a governmental body in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor responsible for the regulation of the labor market in Israel, in areas such as: job placement services, job market research in Israel and working with the National Insurance Institute in identifying eligibility for various benefits. Finding employment offices, Stabilization of employment , Committee to examine working capability
The National Insurance Institute The institution responsible for the payment of pensions and benefits to which the working public are entitled. Health-Related Employee Rights, Working women, Termination of Employment
Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women Proper representation of women in public bodies, senior positions and positions of influence. Equal employment opportunities, Working women
Income Tax Responsible for collecting taxable income from workers. Workers' wages and components
Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene Advises and assists in the promotion of occupational safety and hygiene. Safe working environment, Working conditions

Court Rulings

Laws and Regulations

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Additional Publications