If the Temporary Worker is unable for any reason to attend work during the course of an assignment, s/he should inform the manager of the assignment and the TSB Office at the earliest opportunity and in any event within one hour of the normal commencement time.
The Temporary Worker may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) provided that s/he meets the relevant statutory criteria. To assess whether there is any entitlement to (SSP), after four days' sickness absence the Temporary Worker must submit a PD77 Self Certificate to the TSB Office. After seven days' sickness absence the Temporary Worker must obtain a sickness certificate from their GP and send this immediately to the TSB Office.
A Temporary Worker who is working on a placement should notify the TSB Office as soon as they know they are pregnant or if they know they are pregnant when they start an assignment. Where appropriate, the TSB Office will advise the manager of the assignment so that a risk assessment can be made.
The Temporary Worker may be entitled to statutory maternity leave and, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria, Statutory Maternity Pay. If the Temporary Worker is not entitled to receive Statutory Maternity Pay, they may be able to claim Maternity Allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions. The TSB Office will arrange for further information to be provided by Human Resources.