What is sick pay?
Sick pay is what you get if you are ill and your employer does not have to continue to pay your wages. You get sick pay, for example, if you are employed for less than 4 weeks. Or if you are off sick for more than 6 weeks.
The health insurance company pays you sick pay. Sick pay is between 70% of gross earnings (without deductions) and 90% of net earnings (with deductions). So you do not get your full salary. Sick pay can be paid for a maximum of 78 weeks (for the same illness).
Please note: if you had an accident at work and are ill as a result of this, you will not receive sick pay, you will receive injury benefits.