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Does Being Off Sick Affect Holiday Entitlement?

Being on sick leave can be a stressful situation to find yourself in, putting a financial strain on many people.  People often wonder being off sick affects holiday entitlement. It’s an area that can cause confusion. If you are pondering if you’ll receive holiday pay while off sick then we’ll demystify this common concern. Whether […]

Apprentice Working Hours – The Law on Maximum and Minimum Work Weeks

Apprenticeships open up a new world of experiences and opportunities for young workers. But there can be confusion around the legal working hours for this type of employee. Different factors affect how many hours an apprentice can work such as age, college hours, and the apprenticeship they’re doing. However, apprentices have the same rights as […]

How Long Can You Self Certify For? Taking Time Off Work Without a Sick Note

When you’re off sick you don’t always need to provide proof of illness. This is called self certification. You can self certify your absence if you’re going to be off for 7 days or less. This means employers cannot insist on a sick note if a worker is only off for a few days. It’s […]

Can You Be Sacked for Being Off Sick with Depression or Stress?

The number of workers needing sick leave to deal with mental health issues has been on the rise for many years. But what happens if you are off sick with depression or stress? Can you be sacked on grounds of poor mental health? In many cases, people suffering with depression or stress have protections at […]