Sick time

Paid sick leave is provided to all Adobe employees in alignment with local laws.

During the employment probationary period, Adobe will pay statutory sick leave if the employee is eligible. The probationary period is typically up to six months but can be extended up to 12 months. After successful completion of the probationary period supplementary Company paid sick leave benefit (“Sick Time Pay”) is paid on a discretionary basis.

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Sick time pay

Paid sick leave is provided to all Adobe employees in alignment with local laws.

In any rolling 12-month period the maximum Company Sick Time Pay an employee may receive is:

  • 100% of base salary for the first three months
  • 50% of base salary for the next three months

Details regarding eligibility for Sick Time Pay and factors Adobe may consider when deciding whether to offer it are set out in more detail in the UK Sickness Absence Policy, which may be amended or withdrawn by Adobe at any time.

After a continuous absence of 26 weeks or longer, employees may be eligible to receive certain benefits under the Company Income Protection Scheme, subject to such a claim being approved and in force. Learn more about the Company Income Protection Scheme.

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Taking sick time off

To take time off due to an illness, please contact your manager before 10.00 a.m. to notify them that you are sick and when you hope to return to work. You must repeat this every morning if your illness continues. If your absence is pre-planned and already approved (e.g. scheduled surgery), you do not need to contact your manager.

If your illness lasts up to seven calendar days in a row, you’ll need to complete a Sickness Self-certification Form [PDF] immediately on your return to work. You and your manager must sign the certificate and send it to the ERC by submitting a case when you return to work.

If your illness lasts longer than seven calendar days in a row (including non-working days), you must consult your doctor and obtain a doctor’s fit note. These can be obtained from hospital doctors or general practitioners (GP). Email the fit note to your manager and send to the ERC by submitting a case. Subsequently, a doctor's certificate must be sent at weekly intervals or more frequent intervals if deemed appropriate by your doctor. Adobe may ask for a fit note covering all or part of the absences that are less than seven calendar days long.

Sick time is not an accrued benefit and will not be paid out if it’s not used. If you can access Workday, please mark the days you are sick (see instructions).

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Sick time FAQs

What do I need to do if I'm having surgery?

The normal sickness process applies in this situation and will depend on the length of time you will be off work. Please inform your manager of the dates you will be off work and ensure you keep them up to date with any changes. Mark the days you will be off, in Workday. Email a copy of the fit note to your manager and submit a case to the Employee Resource Centre (ERC).

If you feel you need any adjustments (e.g. an ergonomic assessment/phased hours) on your return to work, please submit a case with the Employee Resource Centre (ERC).

What if I am referred to Occupational Health?

At any time, whether you are absent from work or not, Adobe may require you to undergo an independent medical examination by its Occupational Health advisors or by a medical practitioner approved by Adobe. This will be paid for by Adobe.

You will be asked to agree to any report produced following this consultation to be disclosed to Adobe. Such reports will be kept confidential. If an employee refuses to be examined by an Adobe-approved doctor or for the report to be disclosed to the Company, the Company may require the employee to contribute to the cost of the missed appointment(s) and/or withhold Adobe Company Sick Time Pay.

Employees who return to work whilst still sick may be sent to their doctor to be cleared as "fit for work" or be required to be examined by an Adobe-approved doctor.

What happens to my benefits while I'm on a long term continuous absence?

For a continuous absence of 26 weeks or longer, employees may be eligible to receive certain benefits under the Company Income Protection Scheme, subject to such a scheme being approved and in force. Learn more on the Health & Wellbeing page

How are my commissions calculated, if I am a commissionable employee, during paid sick time off or medical leave?

In line with the Sales Compensation Plan, for commissioned employees taking a medical leave of absence less than 30 calendar days, employees will be paid 100% of base salary during the leave and commissions will continue to be paid in accordance with the Sales Compensation Plan. For medical leaves that exceed 30 calendar days, employees will receive 100% of base salary only once the first 30 days have expired. For full details on sales commission please refer to the Sale Compensation Plan terms and conditions and the Sales LOA FAQ at WWFO Sales Compensation and Territory Site.