Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Does their contract entitle them to any sick pay?
By law you do not have to pay an employee who is off sick their full wages for the time they are off. This is only a requirement if they have a contractual entitlement to full sick pay. However, if no such entitlement exists all they would be entitled to is SSP. Also note that SSP is not payable for isolated days off, the employee needs to have been off sick for at least 4 consecutive days before they become eligible for SSP, so if they are simply off for one day but are not sick for the other 3 days around that day (including non-working days), they do not get SSP entitlement and simply do not get paid anything
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