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Can my employer withhold or refuse to pay me ssp
edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits
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Hello everyone so here is the situation I’m in right now. I currently work for a well known retail company in Manchester I won’t name drop for confidentiality reasons. But I have been signed off work by my doctor for the last three weeks due to mental health issues. However my employer has stated to me that they are withholding my ssp payment because they believe my illness is not genuine even though I have doctors note and have been supplying them for the past three weeks . However they have no evidence that’s suggests it isn’t genuine there is nothing I have done that suggests it isn’t genuine . I wish I wasn’t ill so this makes it much worse for me. I’m asking for advice because what sort of evidence would they need legally to withhold ssp if my illness wasn’t genuine because they really don’t have any to back up their claim. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.