Hi Everyone, I'm new here and guess it's probably fairly common but my first interaction is asking for advice. I have looked through the forum to see if my question has already been answered. I was signed off sick prior to the summer holidays, with my sick note running out on or around 1st August. I remained ill through the holidays and in to the autumn term. I sent in a new sick note from 1st September onwards but it wasn't until I got a letter from the school in September that I realised I needed to send in a note to cover the summer holidays. The letter said as I hadn't sent in a note I would only get statutory sick pay for this period, and this is what happened. I called my union who told me to get a backdated sick note from my gp and send it in. I did this without an issue as I genuinely was ill all throughout the holidays and beyond but the school refused to pay me for this period as they said I hadn't met the terms of the burgundy book. To clarify the details: I was on full sick pay when the note ran out at the start of august, with around 40 days of my full pay entitlement remaining. I provided the backdated note to the school the day after I received the letter from them telling them me it was missing. Taking into account the backdated note there were continuous notes covering the whole period of my absence from before to after the holidays. The union are saying I should be paid the sick pay but the school are not having any of it. From what I've read in the burgundy book, I think I should be entitled to it, although I recognise I should ave sent a note in in the first place, ill know if there is a next time. I don't have any rights to go to an employment tribunal as I don't have 2 years service. The union are still looking in to what if anything can be done, but I just wanted a second opinion really, from anyone who might have a bit of knowledge on this. Apologies for such a long first post. Any opinions would be gratefully received.