Employment law cases

Howman & Son v Blyth [1983] IRLR 139 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sick pay: Duration of sick pay

    5 April 1983

    Where a contract of employment does not specify a limit to the duration of sick pay, it does not continue indefinitely but only for a reasonable period, holds the EAT, in Howman & Son v Blyth. However in deciding what is a reasonable period, Tribunals should consider the limit specified in a national agreement in the relevant industry.