• General

    Long Term Sickness Absence

    For many employees, work means a lot more than just their wage.  Studies show that work is generally good for health.  Managing sickness absence can be a challenge for many employers.

    Long Term Sickness Absence is one of several guides that have been designed to provide practical advice and guidance to managers and employees around Managing Attendance.  Each guide supports the Council's Absence Management Policy by answering the most common questions that both managers and employees have about their own sickness absence, and managing the absence of others.

    For the purpose of this guide, long term absence will be classified as any absence extending beyond 28 consecutive days.