• General

    Short Term Sickness Absence and Frequent Absence

    Keeping people at work and helping them get back to work as soon as possible can help maintain an employee's health and wellbeing and improve organisational effectiveness.

    Short Term Sickness and Frequent Absences 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, short term sickness absence will be classified as any absence under 28 consecutive days.