For statutory sick pay purposes (SSP), once an employee has begun work, that day cannot count as a day of incapacity.
However, if the employee arrives for work, but does no work before going off sick, it is deemed to be a day of incapacity.
Should there be a contractual or company sick pay scheme, then it is for the employer to set its own rules around how to count any partial day of sickness absence. The procedures in respect of absence management should be clearly laid out within the organisation’s own sickness absence policy and communicated to all employees, preferably during induction.
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