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sick pay for self isolation

  • 29-09-2020 8:46am
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    Registered Users Posts: 429 ✭✭ argentum


    Hi

    I'm not sure if this is in the correct forum, if not can mods move it please
    My daughter works in a large retail shop, very good employer in fairness but not sure if they have given her the correct advise
    She was notified by HR that she was a close contact of another employee who tested positive and aske to go for a test
    That has come back negative but they told her that she has to isolate for 14 days
    That means she misses 10 days work and they have told her she's entitled to 7 days sick pay from the employer and no more for the rest of the year
    Does she not claim from Social welfare ,or is there a payment for people in her situation.
    Also since there are over 200 working in the shop this could happen every month going forward


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,762 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    An employer is not obliged to pay you when off dick. However given that she was exposed to the virus while at work then I would expect to be paid


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,762 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23


    Gael23 wrote: »
    An employer is not obliged to pay you when off dick. However given that she was exposed to the virus while at work then I would expect to be paid

    Yes there is a Covid illness benefit she can claim though


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,171 ✭✭✭ Hoboo


    Your daughters HR department is clearly just a personnel department, anyone worth their salt in HR is well versed in Covid ins and and outs at this stage.

    This is what you need.

    https://services.mywelfare.ie/en/topics/covid-19-payments/illness-benefit/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,608 ✭✭✭ jrosen


    Your daughter can claim a covid payment. Its pretty straight forward. She can do it on line, they will ask her details, including bank details. All she needs then is to have her GP send a incapacity form to the DEASP. They can do this electronically.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ randy hickey


    Where are they going asking her to isolate for 14 days?

    It's been 10 days for a while now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,912 ✭✭✭ stargazer 68


    Where are they going asking her to isolate for 14 days?

    It's been 10 days for a while now.

    Only if you test positive as far as I read


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ randy hickey




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,520 ✭✭✭✭ wonski


    If you were close contact it is 14 days same as for employees returning from holidays.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,912 ✭✭✭ stargazer 68


    10 days for positive and 14 for close contact or inbound travellers


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