Managing Sickness Absence at Work Policy and the Sickness Absence Procedure

Purpose of this Policy is to:

  • Offer support to those employees who are genuinely ill
  • Discourage non–legitimate absence
  • Ensure fair and consistent treatment of all employees
  • Provide a fair and objective means for monitoring sickness absence

The procedure applies to sickness absence as defined below:

  • Self-certification
  • Absence supported by a Fit Note
  • Short-term absences, which may be intermittent/persistent
  • Long term continuous absence
  • Industrial injury / Work related injury

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