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Last updated: 12/12/22


Sickness Absence Management

Sickness absence costs the UK millions of pounds every year. We understand that small businesses can not afford to bear the costs of sickness absence management so we provide expert advice and support to help you manage the situation.

Sickness absence can take the form of short term sickness absence and long term sickness absence. The major cause of sickness absence with non-manual workers is stress, for manual workers the main cause is musculoskeletal illnesses.

Short term sickness may include regular intermittent days off which may or may not follow a pattern and the Monday-Friday syndrome which may cause continuity problems in your business.

Long term sickness may include sickness that lasts several weeks or more.

Whatever type of sickness absence you are faced with, you need to deal with it quickly. You also need to ensure you have a sickness absence procedure in place and comply with SSP requirements if you do not offer occupational sick pay.

We can provide support with all types of sickness absence this includes coaching in how to manage the situation including seeking occupational health support for challenging cases. We are able to guide you through capability and disability issues. We can help you with ill health terminations and retirements ensuring you comply with employment legislation.

We are able to offer advice on issues such as fit notes, return to work interviews, the Bradford Factor and other absence measurement tools.

Sickness sickness absence management training is also available for line managers to learn how to deal with sickness absence issues. The training we offer includes education on company policy and procedures, line manager role in managing sickness absence, keeping in touch, the fit note procedure, the legal aspects of sickness absence, record keeping, report generation, the role of occupational health, management of complex cases, what managers can and can not do, undertaking the return to work interview, counselling skills, disciplinary v capability.

Registered Office: Workspace House, 28-29 Maxwell Street, Peterborough, PE2 7JE

Tel: 07762 771290


SJ Beale HR Consult Ltd registered in England and Wales; registered company no. 6211388

Hours Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm


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