Pye v Douglas Borough Council Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberIoM E&ET 20/57
Legal BodyOther Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionAbsence and Sickness, Pay, Coronavirus/Covid-19
The claimant was a gully operative for the respondent. The claimant had booked a holiday in Cyprus (which he had regularly done considering his elderly mother spent her winter in Cyprus). He left on 13th March 2020 and had booked a return-flight for 24th March and would be returning to work on 31st March. The Cypriot Government introduced emergency powers relating to Covid-19 and this prevented the claimant from leaving until 1st July.
In the period between March and July the claimant had two sick-notes and the sick pay was equal to his normal pay. The respondent stopped paying the sick pay on 5th July 2020 and the claimant returned to work on
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