Agricultural Sick Pay

Eligibility

You only have the right to Agricultural Sick Pay if you were employed before the rules changed on 1 October 2013 and it says so in your contract.

You must have been continuously employed by the same employer for at least 52 weeks before the first day of your absence.

When you become entitled to Agricultural Sick Pay (ASP)

You won’t be paid for the first 3 days off sick unless you’re away for longer than 14 working days in total.

Sickness that counts for ASP

  • your own illness, whatever caused it
  • your own illness or incapacity caused by pregnancy or maternity
  • injuries which happened at work
  • injuries which happened travelling to or from work
  • recovering from an operation caused by an illness or injury suffered at work or travelling to or from work

If you’re sick because of another reason, you might be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay.