Article Database - Topic: 'Sickness absence' - Keyword: 'Absenteeism'

 
Insist on sickness absence reports by phone Publication date: 26.02.2019
Article database » Sickness absence » Absenteeism
Apparently, 20% of employees don’t understand why they must personally phone their line manager when they are off sick. They think they should be able to send an e-mail or text instead. Why is phone reporting so important?
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Sickness absence rates are on the rise Publication date: 12.09.2017
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
New research suggests that sickness absence rates are on the rise and the average employee now takes 6.6 sick days per annum. How can you calculate what your average sickness absence rate is per employee?
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Sickness, disabilities and trigger points Publication date: 15.02.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Discrimination
Many employers have trigger points in their sickness absence policies that are used to start formal management procedures. But according to the Court of Appeal must they be adjusted where an employee has a disability?
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Q&A - must we follow a return to work plan? Publication date: 01.02.2016
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
Q&A - must we follow a return to work plan?..Q. If an employee is referred to Fit for Work (by us or their GP) and it subsequently produces a return to work plan, are we legally obliged to follow its recommendations? A. Just like a fit note, a return to work plan that’s produced by Fit for Work will indicate whether your employee is “not fit...
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Off sick and not answering the telephone Publication date: 09.11.2015
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
When an employee is signed off sick you’ve every right to make reasonable contact by telephone. But suppose your attempts to reach them have gone unanswered. What should your next move be?
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Q&A - Fit for Work - consent in advance Publication date: 15.09.2015
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
Q&A - Fit for Work - consent in advance..Q. We know that employers will be able to apply for a Fit for Work (FfW) referral once an employee has been off work for at least four weeks and the employee has given their consent to it. Are we able to seek such consent in advance of the four-week point and sit on it? A. It is possible to do this because...
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Regular sickness absence due to PMT Publication date: 18.06.2015
Article database » Discrimination » Disability discrimination
You’ve noticed that a female employee takes one or two days’ sick leave every four weeks. On querying this she claims to get severe PMT but says any further action will be discriminatory. Are your hands really tied?
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A fit note for one day’s sickness absence Publication date: 23.04.2015
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
In April 2015 there were reports about a doctor who wrote an amusing letter when an employee was asked to produce medical evidence for one day’s sickness absence. What are the rules regarding the issue of fit notes?
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The new Health and Work Service Publication date: 26.08.2014
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
The new Health and Work Service (HWS) will start being rolled out in October 2014. Once it’s launched, employers who follow its advice about medical treatments will receive a tax break. What is it?
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Sickness absence: what’s your average? Publication date: 24.03.2014
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
According to official statistics, sickness absence rates are at their lowest in 20 years - the average employee now takes 4.4. days off sick each year. How can you compare your own employees’ time off quickly and easily?
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