Sick time

Paid sick leave is provided to all employees in line with all laws.

During your probationary period, only statutory sick leave is provided. The probationary period is usually 3 months for most employees, and up to 6 months for director-level employees. The exact date is in your employment contract.

After successful completion of your probationary period, supplementary paid sick leave benefit is paid on a discretionary basis.

  • 100% of base salary for the first 3 months
  • 50% of base salary for the next 3 months

After you return to work, you’ll need to complete a Sickness Self-certification Form [PDF] to confirm that you’ve been out sick for up to 7 days.

You should also provide a doctor’s “fit note” (previously called a ‘sick note’) if you are out sick for more than 7 days in a row (including non-working days). Adobe can also ask for a “fit note” for absences that are less than 7 days long. These can be obtained from hospital doctors or general practitioners (GP). Email your “fit note” to your manager and

If you are sick during a work day, let your manager know—he or she can decide to send you home or take other appropriate action. If you’re not planning to come in because you’re ill, let your manager know.