I work in a job that is term time only, and the pay is spread through the whole year. It's in a school on minimum wage, so we get a lot of holiday. I've been told that we are not entitled to sick pay. Is that true? Wouldn't we at least be entitled to the government mimimum statutory sick pay?
If there is not an organisation sickness payment scheme, then you’d only be entitled to Statutory Sickness Payments (SSP) which is a legal obligation for any organisation to pay after a 4 days off in a row (& subject to a self certification up to day 7 and medical sign off from day 8). www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay
Many academies do not pay full or even part sick pay for new staff (existing staff legally transfer over on their existing t&c’s under TUPE law which means they may receive sick pay)