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.
A model letter to a sick employee requesting to visit him or her at home.
A model policy setting out when and how your organisation will seek a medical report on an employee on sickness absence, including obtaining the consent of the employee to a medical examination and provide a report, and the employee's rights under the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 and/or Data Protection Act 1998.
A model form to record a return-to-work interview taking place after short-term sickness absence.
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.
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.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sickness absence and sick pay.