If an employee is sick or injured, or cannot attend work because their spouse, partner or dependant is sick or injured, for: less than three days, and an employer asks for proof of sickness or injury, they must ask as soon as possible and pay the employee back for the cost of getting the proof, eg a visit to the doctor. Employee is sick three days in a row - includes a scheduled break.
Employee is sick up to three days in a row.
Managing Sick Leave in the UK
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Oliver is grateful for this and agrees. Oliver and Michael record their agreement in writing so that there are no misunderstandings.
If a public holiday falls during a period when an employee is taking a period of leave without pay, they may not receive any payment for the public holiday. However in some situations the employee may be entitled to paid public holidays or bereavement leave during a period of leave without pay so the principles of working out whether the day is an otherwise working day for the employee should always be followed. Leave without pay An employee can take leave without pay if their employer agrees.
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Taking more than one week of leave without pay If an employee takes a continuous period of leave without pay for more than one week not including unpaid sick or unpaid bereavement leave : their anniversary date for entitlement to annual holidays moves out by the amount of unpaid leave taken not including the first week. If they agree to this, the employer must also reduce the divisor for calculating average weekly earnings for annual holidays by the number of weeks or part weeks greater than one week that the employee was on leave without pay.
Scenario Oliver started working for Michael on 1 February. Public holidays, bereavement leave, alternative holidays and sick leave during leave without pay If a public holiday falls during a period when an employee is taking a period of leave without pay, they may not receive any payment for the public holiday.
Talking to your employer about illness
Clarifying and recording leave without pay Employee Employer Make sure that your employer has agreed in writing to take time off work on leave without pay. If there is a misunderstanding, your employer could think you have left your employment when you think you are on leave without pay. Make sure that if an employee requests time off work on leave without pay, for example, to visit their family overseas that they are clear on the basis of that time off. For example, if it is leave without pay, annual holidays or annual holidays in advance.
Paid Sick Leave
Agreeing to the time off and stating the type of leave in writing will leave less room for misunderstanding. If the employee is going on leave without pay for more than one week, you should: discuss with them if there will be any impact on their anniversary date for annual holidays, or seek their agreement to keeping their anniversary date for annual holidays the same and reducing the divisor for calculating average weekly earnings.
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