Learn how to measure sickness absence, the main components of an absence policy, and how to address short and long-term absence in an organisation.
In addition to the list of legislation given at the end of these Q&As, the Acas Code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures is of crucial importance to absence management. For details of the way in which the Code and well-drafted disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures may be used to assist employers in certain cases of absence management, see our Discipline and grievance procedures Q&As.
These Q&As address the legalities of handling unauthorised absence, short and long-term leave, seeking medical evidence and the potential repercussions of implementing disciplinary procedures and dismissing employees who are on long-term absence.
Produced in partnership with Simplyhealth, this report explores trends, policy and practice in the UK
Guidance produced jointly with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) offering employers advice for managing long-term sickness absence and incapacity for work
This guide follows the introduction of "fit notes" and focuses on the key behaviours managers need for returns to work after long-term sickness.
Browse through the most frequently asked questions on the legal issues relating to absence management
View our commonly asked questions on the legal issues relating to absence procedures