Explain to a sick employee why he or she is not entitled to statutory sick pay

Key points

  • To be entitled to statutory sick pay, an employee must meet certain requirements, including having the required minimum average weekly earnings and requirements in relation to the length of his or her period of incapacity for work.
  • If an employee who is not entitled to statutory sick pay is off sick, the employer must provide a written explanation in the prescribed format of why the employee is not eligible.

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