The latest XpertHR research finds that although the fit note is bedding in well so far, it also presents challenges for employers.
A model letter to notify an employee that an application to a medical practitioner for a medical report has been made, where the employee has given his or her consent to the employer seeking the report and the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 applies.
A model letter to a medical practitioner, for example a GP, consultant or specialist, to request a medical report about an employee on long-term sickness absence in compliance with the terms of the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988.
A model letter to an employee's doctor to request a medical report about an employee who has had frequent short-term absences, in compliance with the terms of the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a worker absent for the whole leave year, but who does not submit a request for the annual leave before the leave year ends, does not forfeit his or her entitlement to paid annual leave.
Practical guidance on dealing with an employee who returns late from holiday, including investigating the unauthorised absence and taking disciplinary action.
The latest XpertHR research canvasses employer opinion on how the fit note system is working in practice, and whether or not it is living up to its promise of encouraging, where feasible, an earlier return to work.
The latest XpertHR research finds that absence from work was worth 2.8% of working time in 2010, equivalent to an average of 6.5 days per employee. The cost of absence amounted to £553 per employee, when averaged across the whole workforce.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence and attendance management.