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Disability Leave / Contractual Sick Pay

Starkey77Starkey77 Member Posts: 11 Connected
edited May 5 in Employment and careers
Hi, I’ve been notified by my employer that I will be going to half pay at the end of the month as the 6 month date has been triggered. 2 months of this was when I had my bilateral bone anchored hearing aids fitted. My question is, could / should this have been entered as disability leave and would this stop the clock with regards to contractual sick pay moving from full to half pay?

Thank you.


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Depends entirely on the employers disability policy but generally sick leave is sick leave and disability is a specific thing which needs to be requested and approved. If approved it ought to be recorded separately but that is largely only relevant for redundancy purposes. It’s not routine to insert a period of disability leave into a period of sickness absence though. They are usually discrete things.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,249 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    As Mike says it is all down to company policy as employers are not required to pay any sick pay at all other than statutory sick pay even for absence relating to a disability

    So the fact you have a scheme paying 6 months full pay is generous in itself 

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