Sickness and incapacity | HR and employment law | EEF

Sickness and incapacity

This section deals with how to manage sickness absence. It covers the strategic issues (such as setting your attendance objectives) as well as the practical day-to-day issues (such as dealing with individual cases of sickness absence). It also looks at medical evidence and how to achieve business-focused medical reports.

  • Aiming for a high attendance culture

    We look at the strategic issues involved in managing sickness absence, and achieving a workforce culture of high attendance.

  • Attendance management policies

    We explain how to establish an effective attendance management policy that helps you reduce sickness absence.

  • Dealing with individual cases of sickness absence

    We advise on managing individual sickness absence of employees with and without underlying medical conditions, over different periods of time.

  • Fitness to work and medical information

    We advise on how to determine if an employee is fit to work, and how to obtain information about an employee’s medical condition and its impact on their job.

  • Sick pay

    We explain SSP — sick pay which employees are legally entitled to. We provide advice on offering company sick pay and permanent health insurance.

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Download letters, forms, how to's and other helpful tools for managing short term and long term sickness absence.

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