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SICKNESS ABSENCE

Insist on sickness absence reports by phone

Apparently, 20% of employees don’t understand why they must personally phone their line manager when they are off sick. They think they should be able to send an e-mail or text instead. Why is phone reporting so important? More...

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Sickness absence rates are on the rise

New research suggests that sickness absence rates are on the rise and the average employee now takes 6.6 sick days per annum. How can you calculate what your average sickness absence rate is per employee? More...

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Sickness, disabilities and trigger points

Many employers have trigger points in their sickness absence policies that are used to start formal management procedures. But according to the Court of Appeal must they be adjusted where an employee has a disability? More...

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Q&A - must we follow a return to work plan?

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Off sick and not answering the telephone

When an employee is signed off sick you’ve every right to make reasonable contact by telephone. But suppose your attempts to reach them have gone unanswered. What should your next move be? More...

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Q&A - Fit for Work - consent in advance

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Regular sickness absence due to PMT

You’ve noticed that a female employee takes one or two days’ sick leave every four weeks. On querying this she claims to get severe PMT but says any further action will be discriminatory. Are your hands really tied? More...

SICKNESS ABSENCE

A fit note for one day’s sickness absence

In April 2015 there were reports about a doctor who wrote an amusing letter when an employee was asked to produce medical evidence for one day’s sickness absence. What are the rules regarding the issue of fit notes? More...

SICKNESS ABSENCE

The new Health and Work Service

The new Health and Work Service (HWS) will start being rolled out in October 2014. Once it’s launched, employers who follow its advice about medical treatments will receive a tax break. What is it? More...

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Sickness absence: what’s your average?

According to official statistics, sickness absence rates are at their lowest in 20 years - the average employee now takes 4.4. days off sick each year. How can you compare your own employees’ time off quickly and easily? More...
Last updated: 06.12.2019

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