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How long have you worked for your employer and have they refused to pay you for this reason?
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Many thanks for your patience. Your rights will depend on a couple of factors:
First of all, do you only get Statutory Sick Pay or company sick pay on top of that. If it is just SSP, then they cannot choose not to pay you as it is not dependent on the reasons for absence, just whether you are unfit for work and absent as a result.
If you get company sick pay in addition to SSP, it would then depend on whether it is guaranteed or discretionary. If it is guaranteed and not conditional on anything, they cannot refuse to pay you. On the other hand, if there was a clause which stated that they can refuse to pay you if your reasons for absence are for specific things, like self inflicted injuries, sports, etc. then they can withhold it.
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