Republic of Ireland Law Questions Answered by Experts
1. At the outset, there is no automatic entitlement to sick pay in Ireland. In order to be successfully claimed, sick pay must be provided for in the employment contract. Accordingly, you should look at your employment contract to see if sick pay is provided for. Secondly, you may be able to make a compensation claim for loss of earnings if you can show that it was your work which caused your illness. Here you should negotiate with your employer and if your employer is not willing to grant you recompense for loss of earnings, then you should see a solicitor and consider taking proceedings for loss of earnings and compensation for personal injury suffered at work.
2. Whether you are sick or not will not affect your references. Nor will it affect you if you go back to work. That is purely your own decision.
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In relation to if I do not return to work - will it effect my reference? Or am I entitled to any benefit of the state?