Ikea cuts sick pay for self-isolating unvaccinated employees

Exterior of Ikea store with a young family walking past, including a child on an adult's shoulders

Ikea has chosen to only award statutory sick pay to unvaccinated employees who have to self-isolate due to having close contact with someone infected with Covid-19.

Unvaccinated workers for the furniture retailer will now only be eligible for statutory sick pay of £96.35 a week during their 10-day isolation period, compared with full sick pay, which averages at £400 per week before tax for someone on the shop floor.

Ikea said that managers will, however, be able to make exceptions for specific mitigating circumstances.

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