Can you work in another job whilst on sick leave for work related stress?

I am currently experiencing alot of problems in work with management and staff members related to them. My partner is urging me to take work related stress sick leave and he will support me through a greivance, as he sees me coming home from work each day extremely upset. But I cannot surrvive on SSP and was wondering if I were able to have a part time job as well to help me through my greivance?

Asked By: DD - 2/10/2010
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I'm in same position, you are lucky you have a partner to help with bills. I am on SSP with stress following non payment of sick pay as per my contract, with my time off I am putting my case together for Tribunal but applying for other jobs. When I'm successful, I will resign through stress, go to Tribunal but will... More
Answered By: mt01z1300 - 2/10/2010
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How can you be off work sick (for whatever reason) and then work for someone else? The simple answer would be no and if your employer were to find out they would be furious.
Answered By: Jabberwocky - 2/10/2010
If you are signed off sick you are signed off as unable to work so the answer to your question should be obvious.
Answered By: Margaret S - 2/10/2010
If you claim SSP and work somewhere else that will be fraud. Find another job then resign.
Answered By: Kernow Lady - 2/10/2010
If you're going to be signed off with stress that that means you're unfit for work - whatever the job. The sick note system is changing in April to a 'fit note' - where a doctor has the option of saying what work you are fit for - so there may be the option then of a doctor saying you're unfit for your current job... More
Answered By: Where's Spot? - 2/11/2010
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