Employment law - Sickness absence




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Policy
Sickness absence policyOur policy statement sets out a detailed reporting procedure for both short-term and long-term sickness absence, including the provision of evidence of incapacity, consideration of statements of fitness for work, "return-to-work... Read more
UPDATED10 Jun 2022
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Miscellaneous
Self-certification of sickness absence formWhere an employee has been absent from work due to illness for seven days or less, you should ask them to complete a self-certificate form on their first day back at work. This should include a section to re... Read more
UPDATED07 Apr 2022
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Document
Notification of self-isolation memoIn England, workers who test positive for COVID-19 are no longer legally required to self-isolate, but instead they're advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days. Our memo now a... Read more
UPDATED05 Apr 2022
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Letter
Letter requesting home visit with sick employeeUnder the terms of our sickness absence policy, you can request a home visit with a long-term sick employee. To enable you to do this, use our letter. When making home visits, be sensitive, don't try to b... Read more
11 Mar 2022
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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
10 Dec 2021
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Letter
Letter confirming temporary work alterationsOur letter confirming temporary work alterations assists you where, as a result of the GP's recommendations in the statement of fitness for work, you've agreed a return-to-work plan with your absent employee.... Read more
10 Sep 2021
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Letter
May be fit for work acknowledgement letterOur letter sets up a meeting with an employee where their GP has stated they may be fit for work if appropriate adjustments are made. Discuss the contents of the statement of fitness for work and possible opt... Read more
10 Sep 2021
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Letter
Notice of absence management appeal meetingWhere an employee appeals against a warning for unsatisfactory attendance or a decision to dismiss them under your attendance procedure, use our letter to arrange an appeal meeting.Appeal processOnce you've m... Read more
11 Jun 2021
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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 Jun 2021
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Letter
Letter confirming medical report applicationWhere you request a medical report on an employee, they have some key rights where that report is being provided by their own doctor. Once they've given their consent to the report, use our letter to confirm... Read more
12 Apr 2021
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