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Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. Are you in receipt of company or statutory sick pay for this period?
Is your current employer aware of this?
ok the problem is that they may decide to terminate your contract for gross misconduct early and without notice if you do this as there is an implied duty of trust and confidence in every employment contract. If they find out they are likely to terminate your contract.
I would suggest you talk to them . If it is clear that you are well enough to do this training but not well enough to do your subtantive post then they may well not have a problem with it.
Only if your doctor thinks you are fit to do the training. I would suggest you get a fit note in respect of the training.
Hi i'm so sorry for some reason this went off my list of open questions.
It is better for this training to commence after your employment is ended for the reasons you point out.
Your employer may ask you to repay the SSP if you do the training during work time when off sick without discussing it them with you first.
Another possibliity is that your employer could class this as a breach of trust and could, theoretically, class it as gross misconduct and dismiss you before the end of the notice period.
I think it depends on how llikely it is they will find out and whether you want, or have to, take the risk.
If you have any further questions please do ask.
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