A basic sickness absence policy is necessary for any organisation with employees as it sets out clearly the arrangements for sick pay and notifying of sickness absence. It also fulfils the legal requirement to provide staff with details of the terms and conditions regarding issues that arise with sickness.
The sickness absence policy is also crucial to deal with issues that arise as a result of sickness absence such as long-term sickness absence and frequent periods of short term absence. It enables you to manage these issues and provides guidance to your employees on what is required.
This basic policy is suitable for most organisations and it is easy to use and to implement in your employee handbook or with your other procedures.
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