Sickness absence

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Being off sick

This factsheet covers your obligations when you take sick leave from work.

Living and working with cancer: your rights in the workplace

Many people are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Sick leave and sick pay

This factsheet contains details about sick pay for members working in maintained schools in England and Wales, such as what you are entitled to and when you must produce a sick note.

Returning to work after sickness absence

This factsheet answers commonly asked questions about returning to work after sickness absence.
Sick woman

Sick leave and pay

Most people will need to take time off work at some point in their working lives, whether through illness, surgery or injury. It is a statutory requirement that your contract should include any terms relating to absence through illness or injury, including any terms relating to sick pay.