Sickness Absence Policy
Let's Get Your Staff Back to Work!
Most organisations are increasingly recognising the significant costs associated with high levels of employee absence.
At the same time, managers are often unsure about the nature of the problems they may be facing, or about how staff absence
can be most effectively minimised. The information and links on this page are designed to help organisations manage both short
and long-term sickness absence in a legal, supportive and effective way.
Free Absence Management Policy and Document Downloads
1. Controlling Absence Policy
Policy for controlling absence, clearly outlining the stages involved, a procedures checklist, a template
sickness self-certificate and 'Return to Work' form.
2. Absence Management Policy
Alternative Absence Management policy - also makes reference to suggested 'trigger' points
which trigger management actions.
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Statement of Fitness to Work
GPs no longer issue sick lines, these have changed to 'statements of
Fitness for Work'. This is a link to the UK Government guidance note for employers.
If your employee needs to complete a self certificate there is a
Government online facility for this