Sickness absence

Reducing Sickness Absence Procedures

Chapter 7 -  Seeking specialist advice

7.1. Introduction

Sometimes, when dealing with sickness absence issues, you need to seek specialist advice. For example, you might: (1) need further information about an employee’s illness or condition, e.g. to assess its impact on their ability to function in your workplace; (2) be considering “reasonable adjustments” for a disabled employee; or (3) be looking at implementing the recommendations made by a GP in a fit note. Also, if a member of st...