Advice on Managing Sickness Absence

This guide tries to answer some questions you might ask when an employee is absent from work due to sickness or unauthorised absence.

Questions like:

  • How can I tell if someone is genuinely sick or if they just didn't feel like coming to work?
  • Can I dismiss someone when they are away sick?
  • How do I talk to my employees about why they were away?
  • What action can I take to improve the attendance of my employees?

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Last updated: 14 September 2019