Statutory Sick Pay – Fake Fit Notes for sale on Internet siteMonday, June 21st, 2010
A recent IPP newsletter highlighted a recent BBC news item about a website, www.doctorsnotestore.com, that sells fake “fit notes” from £25 each, with a money-back guarantee if they fail you get the purchaser our of work or school.
Selling sick notes is apparently not illegal, only using them fraudulently to obtain payment of SSP. Employers may also be able to treat their use by employees as gross misconduct.
The article encourages employers to protect themselves by developing working relationships with local doctors and medical centres.
Fake sick notes are being sold on the internet for £25 each http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7583830.stm
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