Definition of statutory sick pay noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

statutory sick pay

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(in Britain) money that employers must pay their employees when they cannot work because of illness. Employers must pay this, by law, for up to 28 weeks. If the employee is still ill after this time, he or she then receives money from the government.