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I handed in my notice at work. My father passed away a few

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Good afternoon, I handed in my notice at work. My father passed away a few days later and the week following the funeral I took 4 sick days which I got a cert from my Dr for. Work are refusing to pay me sick pay as it was during my resignation period, and there saying its in the sickness policy that they won't pay. Can you please give me some advice regarding this matter.

Hello does the policy actually say this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have you an email address I can send you my contract and sickness policy ?

Hi sorry for some reason the system did not show me that you had replied. You are able to upload the documents on here, just by using the paperclip icon. Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It it private and confidential to do that, as there are work logos on the paper park?

It is not but here is what you can do instead - you can use a free file hosting service like - you upload the documents on here and share the link on here - I can then download them and as soon as I have done so I will let you know and you can then remove them from the hosting site and no one can access them

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will not allow me to do that on the site you recommended. It would be easier to email it to you!

ok you can do so but it is a rather slow service as it has to go through customer services who then forward it to me. You can send them to***@******.*** and include the link to this question and that you wish to send the to Expert ben.jones - they should then come to me but it may take a couple of days. Thanks

The documents actually came much quicker than usual so I have managed to look over them. Under Section 4.6.6 of the policy it specifically states that occupational sick pay is not payable during the employee’s resignation period. You would only be entitled to SSP for any absences during your resignation period. As you went off sick whilst you were serving your notice of resignation, OSP would not apply to you and you can only rely on SSP. As far as SSP entitlement is concerned, that is only payable after the initial 3 days of absence, so you get no SSP for the first 3 days and you only get it from the 4th day onwards. It is around £17.69 per day so in the circumstances that would be the only payment you would be due for this 4 day period of absence.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you

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