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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
Can I just check, how long have you been off sick for?
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Many thanks for your patience. Being paid in arrears means you are paid after the event for which you are paid occurs. So usually if you work a whole month and get paid at the end of the month, that payment would cover the month just gone. So if you get paid in arrears on 31 Oct, you would have been paid for the whole of October. However., if you have been off since 21 October then you would have money deducted from the 21-31 October for not being in work and only getting Statutory Sick Pay (on the assumption you do not get full pay for being off sick, in which case your pay should have remained in full).
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