If an employee is ill and takes When employees are ill, they are entitled to take time away from work to recover - this is known as sick leave. If they require fewer than 7 days off ... More for four days or more, in the UK, they may be entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP). This is a minimum level of pay (although the employer can choose to pay more) and is set at ?94.25 per week for up to 28 weeks consecutively. You need to have a period back at work of over 56 days (8 weeks) to qualify for another 28 weeks otherwise, the sick periods are classed as together.
The first three days of When employees are ill, they are entitled to take time away from work to recover - this is known as sick leave. If they require fewer than 7 days off ... More are unpaid (known as “waiting days”), and after 7 days of illness, a doctor’s note is required.
There are various rules surrounding eligibility, for instance, the employee must earn at least ?118 per week on average and not be receiving statutory maternity pay. Full details on SSP are available on Gov.uk.
Please note: Agriculture has a different type of sick pay, Agricultural Sick Pay.