Hi, I've been on the .gov website and cannot see what I want to know.
I've have depression and Chronic Fatigue syndrome, my employer knows the latter.
I have recently been off sick a lot, I only do 15 hours a week (3 days) but have missed lots of work. I was going in 1 day a week but now I've not been going in during the week.
Where do I stand on sick pay as a friend has only just suggested it tonight. The HMRC and jobcentre won't be open at the weekend to ask.
I was wondering if I can get backdated sick pay? I don't have a doctors note because I've only just found out about sick pay, do texts to my boss count to say I'm not able to come in? I'm already on ESA and PIP. Is sick pay still possible?
Or is it the case that I cannot backdate without sick notes from the doctor as evidence?
I had an emergency doctors appointment today due to depression and didn't know to ask for a note. The next appointment they have with an doctor isn't until April. Should I ask for another emergency appointment to get a note?
Thanks for your help.