Tag Archives - Sickness

What Is Statutory Sick Pay

What is Statutory Sick Pay?

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is a UK Government policy to ensure eligible employees are paid when they are off sick. This policy means that it is a legal requirement for employers to pay any staff who are off sick under certain conditions. Who is eligible for Statutory Sick Pay? To be eligible for SSP from…

Sick When On Holiday

Can I take a sick day when on holiday?

Have you ever wished you could change your holiday day to a sick day? Picture this in your mind: You’re on holiday. You’re having a great time with your friends or family. But one day, you wake up and you feel terrible. You’ve caught some nasty bug on the flight, or you’ve eaten a local…

Taking a Sick Day As Holiday

Can employees take a sick day as holiday?

The short answer, is Yes, it is fine that an employee takes a sick day as holiday. There are benefits to both the employee and the employer, but also some down sides too. Is it legal to use sick days as holiday? There is no legal reason that an employee can’t take a sick day…

Single Employee Absences Overview

How to manage recurring absence due to sickness

Most managers and HR teams deal with sickness based absence on a regular basis. Recurring sickness absence is an all too common problem for many organisations. A CIPD study has the annual cost of sickness absences to UK business at almost ?30 billion.  Many absence “approvers” tend towards being lenient with absence requests. This is…