A public-sector worker with 34 years' service who was dismissed after exceeding her trigger point under the employer's absence management procedure by a few days has been awarded over £30,000 for discrimination arising from disability and unfair dismissal.
Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
Latest XpertHR data on absence rates and costs is based on findings from 670 organisations across the UK, covering almost two million employees, making it currently one of the largest surveys of this type.
Five worked examples explaining how an employer should treat a pregnant employee's absence in various situations leading up to her baby's due date.
A model form to record a return-to-work interview taking place after short-term sickness absence.
A sample version of the medical statement of fitness for work (or "fit note") that a doctor can give to an employee as evidence of whether or not he or she is fit to work, including the recommendations a doctor can include on the form to assist the employee's return to work.
A model letter to an employee who has not submitted a doctor's statement of fitness for work or return-to-work plan for a period of sickness absence over seven days.
A model letter reminding an employee of the consequences of not submitting a doctor's statement of fitness or return-to work plan for work for a period of sickness absence over seven days.
A model letter to notify an employee who has failed to respond to previous requests to provide a doctor's statement of fitness for work for a period of sickness absence lasting more than seven days that the matter is now to be treated as unauthorised absence leading to disciplinary action.
A model letter informing an employee who has a doctor's statement of fitness for work saying that he or she can return to light duties that there is no light work to do.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence and attendance management.