Most workers are entitled to daily and weekly rest breaks, as well as rest breaks during the course of the working day. Whether you are paid or not for these breaks will depend on what your employment contract says.
There are some workers who have no automatic legal entitlement to a rest break, and there are special rules about rest breaks for young people and lorry or coach drivers.
Sickness at Work
If you are off for at least four days in a row or more and you earn more than £120 a week before tax, you will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). SSP is money paid by employers to employees who are away from work because they are sick. It is the minimum amount you can be paid when you are off work because you are sick. Your contract of employment may give you extra rights to more sick pay than this (contractual sick pay). You should check your contract to see what you are entitled to.
You can talk to the Advice Service in confidence for further information. We are impartial and here to advise in your best interests. To book a telephone appointment with a professional adviser please email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone Student Support on 01522 837080, or visit the Information Hub on the ground floor of the Atrium in the Minerva Building.