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Hi there Mark. How long have you worked there for all in all?
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Many thanks for your patience. As you handed in your resignation and would have been happy to continue being employed by them until the end of the notice period, even if on sick leave, by saying that you are not required to continue working for the notice period the employer is still obliged to pay you for that period. What you get depends on what your sick pay entitlement is and also what notice period the employer must give you on termination. If you get full pay under a sickness policy and there is no right to change that then you should get full pay for that notice period assuming you have not used up your entitlement. If you get SSP or partial pay for sick leave then you may still be entitled to receive full pay for the notice period and that would depend on what notice the employer must give you on termination (note it is not the notice you must give them but the one they must give you, even if you are the one who has resigned). If they are obliged to give you up to 2 weeks’ notice then you get full pay for the notice period even if your sick pay entitlement is less than full pay. If they are to give you 3 weeks or more then you get what you are entitled to at the time, so the sick pay entitlement you get.
As to the car, you need to check if the contract says that the employer can terminate your contract by paying you in lieu of notice. If they can then they can exercise that option and terminate your contract immediately by paying you for the notice period. Your contractual entitlement to a company car will also end then and you may have to give that back. However if no such clause existed, they will have to allow you to remain employed for the duration of the notice period and you will retain your contractual entitlement to a car until the employment terminates (unless contractually they can terminate that early anyway).
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