Since 1 January 2023, employees who have at least 13 weeks continuous service with that employer from whom the leave is to be taken, have an entitlement to statutory sick leave (SSL) in respect of any day on which he or she is scheduled to work but is incapable of doing so due to illness or injury. For 2023, an employee is entitled to 3 days SSL and statutory sick pay (SSP) where he provides his employer with a medical certificate.

The daily rate of SSP is calculated at 70% of the employee’s daily rate of pay, subject to a maximum of €110.