Ciara asks "Am I entitled to full pay during sick leave?"

Hi Ciara, read through your contract of employment and your employee handbook for your workplace sick leave policy. Your employer is not obligated to pay you under law.

  • You may qualify for Illness Benefit if you have enough PRSI contributions.
  • If you do not qualify for Illness Benefit, contact the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection at your local health centre.
  • If you are sick during your annual leave / holidays, you can claim those days back if you have a medical certificate.
  • You will still accumulate statutory annual leave entitlements while you are on certified sick leave.