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can you be sacked for being on the sick
My sister had to shield due to COVID19 and works for a big supermarket. She has health problems. However, when the shielding finished she did not return to work and has been off with stress. She is very worried about COVID19 even though she has had her two jabs. The area that she works in is in the top six for covid cases.
She is seeing a counsillor due to her anxiety of covid and her doctor gives her four weekly sick notes. Although she wants to return to work, she is too scared and is worried that sooner or later she will get sacked due to the amount of time off she has had.
So, i am just wondering, can she be sacked while she is on the sick. Her counsillor hopes to get her back to work in the next couple of months. They have already been a bit nasty with her and have suggested that instead of being on the sick that she goes on a career break for 12 months
Any adivce would be great