Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (211)

Clare Daly

Question:

211. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) cannot get their pregnancy related sick leave discounted, because they have not got enough sick days yet, although the delay in Medmark assessing their case will mean that by September they will have to revert to half pay in the event of being sick. [24174/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In the case of a teacher who is approaching maximum entitlement to paid sick leave under normal rules any period of pregnancy related sick leave may be discounted. In order to confirm that the absence was indeed pregnancy related, employers should seek the advice of Medmark who are the providers of the Occupational Health Service for teachers.