Why is it important to have a Sickness Policy and Procedure?
Employee Sickness and Absence is a problem that affects all businesses regardless of their size. Large companies can absorb sickness more easily however it can be a major problem if you own a small business. When you have fewer than 100 employees a few employees off sick can have a significant impact on your business so you need to have in place clear, compliant policies and procedures so that your employee’s understand exactly what is expected of them and will help your managers deal with any issues that arise in a fair and consistent way.
Our Sickness and Absence Policy and Procedure will provide everything you need to ensure you have in place a compliant process that is easy to follow to allow you and your managers to deal with any issues that arise in a way that protects you and your business.
Areas covered in the policy include:
- Purpose and Scope
- Key Principles
- General Points
- Medical certification
- Back to work interviews
- Trigger Points – Irregular Attendance
- Short-Term Persistent Absence
- Long-Term Absence
- Payment of sick leave
- Line manager responsibility
- Data Protection