Work out if an employee is entitled to statutory sick pay

Key points

  • Eligible employees are entitled to be paid statutory sick pay for a maximum of 28 weeks.
  • To be entitled to statutory sick pay, an employee must have the required minimum average weekly earnings and meet the requirement in relation to a "period of incapacity for work".
  • The employer can set its own rules on the notification and evidence of sickness required for employees to be entitled to statutory sick pay, subject to certain restrictions.

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