The Council recognises the difficulties that employees (and their families) may encounter financially if their occupational sick pay ceases as a result of their length of time off sick due to being in the terminal phase of an illness. The definition of ‘being in the terminal phase of an illness’ is generally regarded as the last 6 months to 1 year of life.

Employees who have sufficient qualifying service and whose request by their Cluster is approved will receive a continuation of occupational sick pay.  Each employee’s circumstances are individual to them and they will be treated in a compassionate and confidential manner.

 Clusters should be managing employees’ attendance and be in communication with them and aware of when an employee has been diagnosed as being in the terminal phase of an illness.  The responsibility for initiating any consideration for an extension to occupational sick pay, and subsequently requesting it, lies with the employing Cluster rather than the employee directly.

 

To see the Extension of Occupational Sick Pay Guidance click here.

To download a copy of the Extension to Occupational Sick Pay Application Form click here.

To download a copy of the Extension to Occupational Sick Pay Confirmation Letter click here.

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