A model letter to contact an employee on long-term sickness absence asking for his or her preferred method of keeping in contact.
A model form to keep a record of a home visit to an employee on long-term sickness absence, including discussions about the employee's health, anticipated date of return and details of adjustments needed to return to work.
Practical guidance on dealing with employees on long-term sickness absence, including obtaining a medical report; the Fit for Work service; dismissal; and the return to work.
Practical guidance on the effective use of fit notes when dealing with sickness absence, including where the GP states the employee may be fit for work with some adjustments.
Line manager briefing on long-term sickness absence, including obtaining medical advice, keeping in touch with an employee on long-term sick leave, avoiding discrimination and managing the employee's return to work.
A model policy on conducting a return-to-work interview when an employee returns to work following a period of short-term sickness absence.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that where an employee chooses not to take statutory annual leave during sick leave, he or she can carry forward the untaken annual leave for up to 18 months from the end of the leave year in which the leave arises.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence and attendance management.