Practical guidance on managing an employee who goes on sickness absence while subject to a performance improvement plan (PIP), including dealing with short-term and long-term sickness absence; absence that is related to the performance management procedure; and when it may be appropriate to consider a settlement agreement.
Practical guidance on obtaining and using a medical report on an employee for the purpose of managing absence, complying with the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees, or in the recruitment process, including how to comply with the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Practical guidance on setting absence targets and triggers as part of an absence management programme, including how to measure time lost to absence, eg by using the frequency rate or the Bradford factor.
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