Sick pay?

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dustybluebell Fri 22-Feb-19 09:56:39

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?

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flowery Fri 22-Feb-19 12:27:43

Is it a local authority school or an academy? What does your contract say?

Coached Fri 22-Feb-19 13:40:26

As Flowery said, it’ll be in your contract.

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).

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)

dustybluebell Sat 23-Feb-19 08:42:39

Thanks for your replies. I will ask for a copy of my contract. Thanks for the link. It's an outside company that provides meals for the school.

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flowery Sat 23-Feb-19 11:21:06

Oh so you don’t work for the school itself?

In that case yes the terms in your contract would apply, and that might only be statutory sick pay.

flowery Sat 23-Feb-19 22:41:59

If it’s catering, is it very few hours and therefore possible you don’t earn enough to qualify for SSP? You need to earn £116 a week.

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