I am currently on sick leave due to some recent health issues. I've been off for around 6 weeks but am looking to return within the next fortnight.
While I have been off we have been given a month's notice to move out of our current house as the landlady needs her house back due to her personal circumstances.
We have managed to find a new house and we have paid £400 for the reference checks. Part of this check is writing to my current employer to confirm salary, etc.
My question is: will being on sick leave affect the confirmation of employment that my employer provides? Do they even have to respond to this request if for example they have a grudge that I have been off work for the last 6 weeks?
I'm so worried that we will lose out on this new rented property due to my employer not providing a suitable response due to me currently being on long term sick.
I'm currently only getting SSP around £92.05 per week, but on the application I declared my salary as £16500 (which it is). Will the employee still declare my actual salary and not the SSP amount I'm currently getting?