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    • MoneySavingMission
    • By MoneySavingMission 16th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    standard qualifying period for sick pay?
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    standard qualifying period for sick pay? 16th Mar 17 at 9:48 PM
    is there a set legal period of 'qualifying period' for a FTC contract to get paid sick pay - not ssp?
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    Company sick pay is often discretionary, so the answer to that one is no. Check your company policies on it.
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    told I would get benefits like holiday entitlement, bonus and sick pay but contract doesn't specify only says after 'qualifying period'?
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    Then ask. My experience is that most contracts nowadays don't have any sick pay until the probationary period is up. This is in the voluntary sector - traditionally one of the most generous for T & C (even if they are low on pay!) so may be very different, but will probably be worse, in other sectors.
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    told I would get benefits like holiday entitlement, bonus and sick pay but contract doesn't specify only says after 'qualifying period'?
    Originally posted by MoneySavingMission
    As others have said you will have to ask what their qualifying period is as there is no legal minimum or maximum. Even then, the vast majority of company sick pay schemes are "discretionary" meaning there is no absolute entitlement to it even when "qualified". There are exceptions where there is a hard and fast contractual entitlement (obviously subject to complying with any conditions) but that is becoming rare, particularly for new entrants.
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