For many organisations, sickness absence is a considerable concern. While employees will, on occasions, be sick, organisations should try to ensure that effective absence management procedures are in place to minimise the impact of sickness within the organisation.

This topic examines ways of improving attendance, managing short-term and long-term absence, how to put a value on sickness absence and also considers what you should include in a sickness absence policy. For information on statutory sick pay, please see the Statutory Sick Pay topic.

Employers' Duties

Employers have a duty to:

  • communicate rules and procedures on sickness absence

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