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Sick pay: Duration of sick pay

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    Howman & Son v Blyth [1983] IRLR 139 EAT (0 other reports)

Where a contract of employment does not specify a limit to the duration of sick pay, it does not continue indefinitely but only for a reasonable period, holds the EAT in Howman & Son v Blyth 4.2 83 EAT/262/82. However In deciding what is a reasonable period, Tribunals should consider the limit specified in a national agreement in the relevant industry.

Mr Blyth was employed by a firm of builders and undertakers for about 35 years.