Rest Breaks and Sickness at Work

Who is entitled to a rest break at work?

Most workers are entitled to daily and weekly rest breaks, and rest breaks during the course of the working day. Whether you are paid or not for these breaks will depend on what your employment contract says. There are some workers who have no automatic legal entitlement to a rest break, and there are special rules about rest breaks for young people and lorry or coach drivers. Click on the link below then scroll down and click on the heading: Rest Breaks at Work

 Sickness at work.

Will you be paid for time off work if you are sick?

 If you are off for four days in a row or more and you earn more than £109 a week, you will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). SSP is money paid by employers to employees who are away from work because they are sick. It is the minimum amount you can be paid when you are off work because you are sick. Your contract of employment may give you extra rights to more sick pay than this (contractual sick pay). You should check your contract to see what you are entitled to. Click on the link below then scroll down and click on the heading: Sickness at Work.