Sickness and Absence Guidance Notes for Employers

Guidance Notes For Employers: Sickness And Absence At Work

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These Guidance Notes for Employers: Sickness and Absence at Work have been updated to include references to the use of absence trigger points as part of an effective absence management policy.

These Guidance Notes provide employers with a general overview of the Sickness and Absence Policy available in the Sickness and Absence subfolder. They can also be used as a standalone document to provide employers with general information on dealing with employee sickness and absence. Employers should be aware that employee sick leave records are considered to be sensitive personal information and should be stored and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Guidance Notes cover areas such as: sickness procedure; short-term sickness; long-term sickness; statutory sick pay; company sick pay; and other non-sickness related absences.

The document is in open format.

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