This is an appeal to anyone working in law who KNOWS what they're talking about (please, no guesses as this is important) - Please help if you can.
A person has been employed by a company for 6 months, is now signed off sick by their employer, but can still do 50% of their job. The employer refuses to acknowledge this.
A doctor has NOT signed this person off, but in a note has detailed that some aspects of work cannot currently be done.
The person feels in a position of either accept statutory sick pay, or being dismissed and left with nothing.
Is there anything that can be done, or any entitlement this person is due in such situation?
The company has no sick pay policy, so statutory is the only way, but at £75 per week that doesnt even cover rent.
Thanks in advance.