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Sickness Absence Policy

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sickness absence

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


Absence Policy 1

Policy for controlling absence, clearly outlining the stages involved, an appeal process, a procedures checklist and a template 'Return to Work' form.


Absence Policy 2

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 medical certificates, these have changed to 'statements of Fitness for Work'. This is a booklet from Dept of Work and Pensions explaining the new arrangements.




Useful Links

Free Absence Management Tool
From a partnership of the Health and Safety Executive, ACAS and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Health & Safety Executive
Good advice on all aspects of managing sickness absence

Practical advice from Business Link
Good advice on many aspect of managing sickness including monitoring arrangements

Employee sickness absence - a complete guide for employers
Two part article from Bytestart - a small business portal