England fans to phone in sick tomorrow after boozy Euros celebrations – what are YOUR rights?

England fans to phone in sick tomorrow after boozy Euros celebrations  – what are YOUR rights?

ENGLAND fans are set to ring in sick tomorrow after the stunning 2-0 win over Germany in today's Euro 2020 clash.

Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane beat the Germans at Wembley, sending England into Saturday's quarter-final in Rome.

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Jubilant supporters hurled pints into the air as the Three Lions secured a famous victory – sparking wild celebrations.

And with hungover Brits tempted to ring in sick tomorrow, what are your employment rights? We explain all.

Can I get sick pay?

If you are genuinely ill, you may be entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP).

If you qualify, you'll get £96.35 per week, for up to 28 weeks.

To be eligible, you'll need to earn an average of at least £120 per week.

Usually you need to have been sick for at least four days in a row – including non-working days.






Sick pay is one of the rights employees are entitled to as part of their contracts, along with others such as maternity or paternity leave, rest breaks and time off.

But if you're self-employed or a contract worker, the rules about what you're entitled too are different.

You can find out more about the rules for SSP and how to claim.

If an employer has cause to think your sickness isn't genuine, they can investigate, and even take disciplinary action over unauthorised absence, said Simon Robinson, an employment solicitor at law firm Robinson Ralph.

He said: “The employer would have to prove it, for example with evidence from social media, and they could investigate, looking at things like past sickness patterns.

“Going sick because you want to watch a football match is never a good idea. It’s not worth losing your job over a football match.”

Official merchandise from postponed 2020 events like the Euros and Olympics could be worth up to £1,500.



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