• Statutory sick pay is the minimum amount of payment an employee is entitled to receive while absent from work due to sickness.

  • In order to receive statutory sick pay employees must meet the criteria and comply with the evidence and notification procedures set by their employer.

  • Employers have a legal duty to pay you statutory sick pay for a maximum of 28 weeks in any one linked period of sickness.

  • An employer may enhance the statutory sick payment through the organisation’s occupational sick pay scheme but cannot pay less than the rate of statutory sick pay, providing the employee is eligible for it.

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