The situation is I have been on sick leave for 5 months. I have recently applied for and were successful in being offered a new job. My current employer contract states I receive full pay for 6 months if off sick. My current notice period is 4 weeks (I think). Can I give notice while on sick leave and if so, can I still receive the contracted pay while off sick if I have tendered notice? I also have outstanding holiday, if I am unable to use this holiday owing to being sick, is this wiped out or can I claim this into my final pay packet? Or, if I return from Sick for my last few weeks of notice, can I simply use holiday to "work" my notice period? I expect to be able to return to work in a few weeks. Also, if my notice period is longer than 4 weeks, what are the odds of my current employer enforcing it and blocking my new job, for example, if my notice period is 12 weeks owing to length of service, that puts my new employer in a difficult spot and I cannot expect them to wait it out. Hope all of that makes sense. Many thanks.