Definition of sick pay in English:

sick pay

noun

British
  • [mass noun] Pay given to an employee on sick leave:

    ‘as a self-employed person, you get no sick pay or benefits’
    • ‘Public sector workers are more likely to get benefits like extra sick pay, an occupational pension, the chance of a career break and help with child care.’
    • ‘Hence, where an employee receives sick pay after an accident has rendered her unfit for work, this is deducted from the amount of damages received.’
    • ‘The workers voted by 89 percent to accept the offer which is for £4.75 an hour, along with a limited bonus and sick pay scheme.’
    • ‘Employers like freelancers as they avoid the extra expense of pension contributions, sick pay and national insurance.’
    • ‘It is understood the High Court action relates to his sick pay and pension entitlements.’
    • ‘Their original claim was for 3 percent and a catch-up rise for low paid assembly line workers, with a shift allowance, sick pay and a pension scheme.’
    • ‘The company plans to introduce a ‘second generation’ workforce, along with changes to the staff's sick pay and bonus schemes.’
    • ‘Check eligibility for statutory sick pay, disability living allowance and incapacity benefit’
    • ‘Incapacity benefit is paid once statutory sick pay from an employer comes to an end or is not available.’
    • ‘Garlands pays the minimum wage, gives no shift bonuses or sick pay, offers no pension provisions and does not allow trade union representation.’
    • ‘These benefits include pension contributions, study leave, sick pay and pay rises.’
    • ‘One million fixed-term employees were given rights to equal treatment on pay, pensions, holidays, sick pay and training from last October.’
    • ‘You are not an employee of the company and not entitled to any fringe benefits such as sick pay, holiday or pension rights.’
    • ‘Prostitutes also have the right to unemployment benefits, sick pay and a pension, according to the law.’
    • ‘The cleaners, members of the union, are campaigning for a living wage as well as sick pay, holidays and a pension.’
    • ‘These provisions leave some without sick pay, others without pensions, and all on wages that just hover above the minimum wage.’
    • ‘This was originally intended as a tax that would provide sick pay, unemployment benefit and pensions.’
    • ‘The report states that sick pay compensates for the same loss as damages for loss of earnings, so it should be taken into account in assessing damages.’
    • ‘He forced through pensions, sick pay and national assistance for the destitute against the strongly armed self-interests of the rich.’
    • ‘The big worry is that, by attacking pensions and sick pay, the government is preparing the civil service for privatisation.’
    social security, benefit, state benefit, benefit payment, public assistance
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Pronunciation

sick pay