New model documents on long-term sickness absence return-to-work meetings

XpertHR's Policies and documents tool has been enhanced with the addition of a new model policy on long-term sickness absence return-to-work meetings, as well as a form for line managers to record the discussion and a follow-up communication from the line manager.

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Suite of model sickness absence management policies and documents

An informal return-to-work meeting is an important step in supporting an employee who is returning to work following long-term sickness absence and giving them the best chance of remaining at work.

Issues that the line manager can discuss with the employee during the meeting include: the arrangements for the employee's return to work, including any adjustments that are being made such as a phased return or homeworking; what work the employee will be doing on their return to work; and what arrangements will be put in place to monitor the employee's progress.