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Sick leave before half term

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by ZanyInsany, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. ZanyInsany

    ZanyInsany New commenter

    Advice anyone? I am on sick leave at the moment (not a sick note, only 4 days) but wondered about the implication of not coming back before half term. Would half term count as sick leave, therefore making my total sick leave 9 days or would it count as the 4 days I have actually had off?
  2. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Depends what you site on your self certificate.
  3. ZanyInsany

    ZanyInsany New commenter

    Don't fill a self cert in, just a return to work form which usually has the dates already filled in....
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    I'm sorry that you are unwell. If you are well enough on the Saturday of half term to return to work, then you say so in your return to work form. That way your half term will not count as sick leave.

    If, however, you then become unwell again and don't return to school on the first day after half term, there may be some questions about whether you were really well enough.

    Hope your health improves so that you enjoy half term!

    Best wishes


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