What Happens When a Worker is Sick Whilst on Holiday?

When a worker on annual leave falls ill before or during a planned holiday, they must let their employer know as soon as is practical. The worker can choose to cancel their annual leave; take sick leave and re-schedule their previously planned annual leave.

It is worth remembering that when a worker takes the option to cancel planned annual leave because they are sick, they will only be entitled to receive sick pay during this time. This will either be Statutory Sick Pay or Company Sick Pay whichever the worker is contractually entitled to.

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