Pye v Douglas Borough Council [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IoM E&ET 20/57
  • Legal Body
    Other Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Absence and Sickness, Pay, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Deductions from Wages; Covid-19; Sick Pay; Self Isolation

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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This article is correct at 29/03/2021

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