I thought that I may add a little more - could anyone help me understand the 12-month rolling period calculation. Is there a calculator that I can use - after 5-years service the occupational sick scheme gives employees 8-weeks at full pay and 4-weeks at half pay. The employee had been sick during 2009 for another unrelated hospital procedure and then became unwell from 26 July 2010, returned to work on 2 Feb 11, sick again 11 to 22 Jul 11 and sick again 6 to 9 Dec 11.
From mid Dec 10 the employee received SSP until 1 Feb 11. I would like to know as it is not clear in our policy at what point the employee should start to receive fullpay for more periods of absence. Should the employee have received SSP for the July and Dec 11 absences? Is there an easy way to calculate the employees entitlement to full or half pay? Any help is very much appreciated.