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Does the employer continue to pay sick pay in the period between resignation and withdrawal?

By December 11, 2017Uncategorized

Question

When an employee who is currently covered by a fit note resigns then reconsiders and withdraws the resignation – Does the employer have to continue to pay sick pay in the period between resignation and withdrawal, for example, resigned 1.10.17 reconsidered resignation and came back to work on 12.10.17, would sick pay be payable for the time between 1.10.17 – 12.10.17?

Answer

A resignation can be binding without being accepted by the employer, however, note that there are special circumstances where notice can be retracted. If the employer has accepted the retraction of the resignation by allowing the employee back to work, then the employment continues and the employee will be entitled to both statutory and contractual sick pay subject to the usual eligibility criteria.