Statutory Sick Pay - the New Bill, the Staged Process and What it Means for Employers Q&A

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 16 December 2022
Bláthnaid Evans
Issues covered: The Sick Leave Act 2022; Absence & Sickness; Contracts of Employment; Policies and Procedures

Bláthnaid Evans's popular Annual Review session on statutory sick pay generated quite a few questions.

Here, she answers questions on the Act's interaction with company sick pay schemes, policy considerations, pay issues, long-term sickness, penalisation/absence management and certification.


  • The Act – The Sick Leave Act 2022
  • CSP – Company sick pay
  • SSP – Statutory sick pay
  • SSL – Statutory sick leave

Interaction with Company Sick Pay Schemes

If an employee has used all their discretionary sick pay already, are they also entitled to these statutory sick leave days at 70%? 

The SSP applies from 1 January 2023. Employers need to pay the first 3 days in 2022 as SSP once the

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