Employment law - Sickness absence




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Letter
Letter of dismissal on long-term incapacity groundsUse our letter when dismissing an employee due to long-term sickness absence. You must first have followed a fair dismissal procedure, including obtaining medical evidence and consulting with the emp... Read more
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Letter
Meeting request following a period of long-term incapacityOnce you've obtained a medical report, the next stage is to arrange a meeting with your absent employee to discuss its contents and any recommendations that it makes. In particular, you should ... Read more
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Letter
Temporary redeployment following sickness absence letter Where an employee is to temporarily work in a different role on their return to work following long-term sickness absence, you can use our letter to confirm the arrangements for that temporary ... Read more
UPDATED14 Jun 2024
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Procedure
Attendance procedureOur attendance procedure provides a process for dealing with genuine but persistent short-term sickness absence. It's not suitable for long-term incapacity cases.ApplicationA dismissal due to persistent short-term sickness absence ... Read more
05 Feb 2024
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Letter
Letter to doctor requesting medical reportIt's possible to fairly dismiss an employee on the ground of lack of capability due to long-term ill-health but first you must take all reasonable steps to find out the current medical position. This will invo... Read more
05 Jan 2024
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Letter
Medical examination request to independent doctorIt's possible to fairly dismiss an employee on the ground of lack of capability due to ill health but first you must take all reasonable steps to find out the current medical position. This involves obt... Read more
05 Jan 2024
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Notice
Notice of absence management meetingIt's potentially fair to dismiss an employee because of an unsatisfactory attendance record caused by persistent but genuine short-term sickness absences, provided a proper procedure is followed which is fair and re... Read more
11 Sep 2023
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Letter
Letter to sick employee postponing performance reviewIt's not uncommon to commence formal performance management action against an employee but then for them to get signed off sick before the performance review meeting takes place. Use our letter to t... Read more
08 Sep 2023
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Letter
Review of temporary redeployment following sickness absenceIf you agreed to an employee temporarily working in a different role on their return to work from long-term sickness absence, it will need to be reviewed after a period of time. Use our lette... Read more
12 May 2023
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Letter
Initial letter to sick employeeWhere an employee goes off sick, if they're going to be off for longer than a few days, use our letter to remind them about your sickness absence reporting and evidence requirements.  Sickness absence rulesFor any perio... Read more
07 Jul 2022
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