hi all ,
was wondering if i did the right thing with a employee last week - he did not pitch up for work last monday , sent a med cert with a mate to me on tuesday on it stating that he was booked off for the tuesday and wedensday and promptly returned on the thursday agin to work . i noticed that the cert said he only presented himself to the doc on the tuesday and not on the monday so i did not pay him for the monday , now i have been approached by him and told i have robbed him of a days wages for the monday as he was already suffering from his ilness then already and could only see the doc on the tuesday .
do i pay him then for the monday ?
i know the law states you dont have to have a med cert for a friday and a monday but where is the line drawn for a employer to have reasonable doubt that the employee was actually genuinely ill as confirmed by a med practioner for that day ?