Please would you give me your opinions on the following:
An employee has a medical certificate from a state hospital that says that he has been booked off from 30.11.2015 - 14.12.2015 for a surgical condition. The sick note says he can return to work on the 04.01.2016. The employee drives back from Pretoria and spends the next week visiting employees at work etc. The company closes for the December break from the 18.12.2015 until the 03.01.2016, and all employees are required to fill in leave forms taking annual leave for that period. The employee arrives at work on the 04.01.2016 with another sick note stating that he can work light duty until the 14.01.2016.
Is the period from 18.12 2015 - 03.01.2016 sick leave or annual leave for this employee?