Unless you are self-employed, all workers are entitled to at least 5.6 weeks of paid holiday per year, which amounts to 28 days if you work full time (5 days a week). If you work part-time instead, you are still entitled to get 5.6 weeks of paid holiday but that amounts to fewer than 28 days as you work fewer hours. 

Sick pay

If you are sick and cannot attend work, you will need to tell your employer. Your employer may ask you to see a doctor after a certain number of days. By law, most employees are entitled to sick pay. There is a legal minimum amount you are entitled to (called Statutory Sick Pay) but your employer may offer more.

If you have been off work sick for 4 or more days and you are too ill to work, you can get £94.25 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for up to 28 weeks. If you have more than one job you may get SSP from each employer in the same way as your normal wages (e.g. weekly or monthly). You are not entitled to get the SSP if you are getting the Statutory Maternity Pay.
To qualify for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) you must:

  • be classed as an employee and have done some work for your employer
  • have been ill for at least 4 days in a row (including non-working days)
  • earn an average of at least £95.85 per week
  • tell your employer you are sick before their deadline - or within 7 days if they do not have one.

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