WRC decision confirms retail worker who exhausted his entitlement under company sick pay scheme had no right to Statutory Sick Pay

The introduction of Statutory Sick Pay in 2023 has been a challenge for some employers for a variety of reasons, none more so than the requirement for employers to determine whether its company sick pay scheme is more favourable than the Statutory Sick Pay scheme. Under Section 9 of the Sick Leave Act 2022, a company can be regarded as exempt from providing Statutory Sick Pay where its own sick pay scheme is “on the whole more favourable” than the entitlements under Statutory Sick Pay.