Employment law - Sickness absence




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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
UPDATED20 Jul 2020
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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
UPDATED06 Jul 2020
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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
13 May 2020
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Letter
Letter treating uncertified sickness absence as unauthorisedIf an employee has continually failed to submit a statement of fitness for work, or fit note, to cover a period of sickness absence of more than seven days, you can then treat their absence ... Read more
06 Apr 2020
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Letter
Letter chasing statement of fitness for workUse our letter to notify an employee who has failed to respond to a previous request to provide a statement of fitness for work, or fit note, for sickness absence lasting more than seven days of the consequ... Read more
14 Feb 2020
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Letter
Absence management appeal meeting responseAfter you've held an absence management appeal meeting, you will need to formally notify the employee in writing of the outcome, and your decision here is usually final.Confirming the appeal decisionUse our No... Read more
09 Jan 2020
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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
06 Dec 2019
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Form
Record of home visit with sick employeeWhere you've arranged to visit a long-term sick employee at home to discuss their current state of health and any potential adjustments to support their return to work, make sure you keep a meeting record.  Pur... Read more
14 Oct 2019
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Letter
Dismissal due to unsatisfactory attendanceWhen you want to implement a dismissal on the ground of unsatisfactory attendance levels, use our dismissal letter. This is the final sanction under our attendance procedure.Potentially fair dismissal reasonI... Read more
10 May 2019
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Letter
Warning/final warning of unsatisfactory attendanceFollowing an absence management meeting, if you want to formally warn the employee about their unsatisfactory attendance, use our warning letter. It can also be adapted for use as a final warning.Fair ... Read more
12 Apr 2019
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