Employment & HR - Absence management

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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 01.07.2024

Seeking medical report on sick employee

You may want to seek a medical report on an employee during their long-term sickness absence or if they have a substantial number of short-term sickness absences. What should you do to ensure you obtain a report that’s fit for purpose?
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TIME OFF - 01.07.2024

How to deal with unauthorised absence

When an employee fails to report to work without permission and without any legitimate reason or explanation, it’s an unauthorised absence. What steps should you take to deal with it?
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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 03.06.2024

“WorkWell” pilots to roll out from October 2024

New service. From October 2024, the government is to roll out a new work and health support service, “WorkWell” , in 15 areas of England (see The next step ). The scheme will connect those with a health condition or disability to local employment support and health services. The individual will first meet with a “Work and Health Coach” for an assessment, including identifying workplace adjustments that would enable them to stay in work or return to work sooner. They will then be connected to in-house WorkWell services, including physiotherapy, counselling and employment advice, and referred to other relevant local services. The pilot will inform the possible rollout of a national WorkWell service. ...
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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 03.06.2024

Managing dismissals for long-term sickness absence

If an employee’s long-term sickness absence starts to become protracted to the point where you’re contemplating their dismissal, how should you go about dealing with that?
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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 17.05.2024

Can employee take holiday during sick leave?

If an employee is absent from work on long-term sick leave, they continue to accrue at least statutory annual leave. With the 2024 summer holiday season now starting, can they apply to take some of their annual leave during their sickness absence?
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FIT NOTES - 17.05.2024

Reform of the fit note system

Call for evidence. The government has issued a call for evidence to explore reform of the fit note system, after it was revealed that, of the 11m fit notes issued in England in the year to September 2023, 93.8% stated the employee was “not fit for work” , with only 6.2% stating they “may be fit for work” with adaptations in place (see The next step ). ...
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Employment & HR - Absence management

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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 17.05.2024

Can employee take holiday during sick leave?

If an employee is absent from work on long-term sick leave, they continue to accrue at least statutory annual leave. With the 2024 summer holiday season now starting, can they apply to take some of their annual leave during their sickness absence?
Read more

FIT NOTES - 17.05.2024

Reform of the fit note system

Call for evidence. The government has issued a call for evidence to explore reform of the fit note system, after it was revealed that, of the 11m fit notes issued in England in the year to September 2023, 93.8% stated the employee was “not fit for work” , with only 6.2% stating they “may be fit for work” with adaptations in place (see The next step ). ...
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TIME OFF - 17.04.2024

How to deal with unauthorised absence

When an employee fails to report to work without permission and without any legitimate reason or explanation, it’s an unauthorised absence. What steps should you take to deal with it?
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