I have been asked a question by someone who currently works in the retail sector for a very well known corporate sized company. She is over 60 years of age and is currently receiving her state pension as well as a monthly pay cheque from her employer for the part-time contracted hours she normally works.
Her employer has a sickness and absence policy where for the first three days the employee is not paid for any time off taken. This person has recently had to take 2 weeks certificated sick leave due to an illness and has been told that she is not entitled to any sick pay at all(statutory or employer paid).
Could anyone provide me with any guidance on this as at first sight this appears to be discriminatory on age discrimination grounds? Thanks