From February a revised policy/procedure and guidance on managing ill-health and sickness absence is in place.
The new policy has been agreed with the University's trade unions. It brings together the two previous policies on this issue: Sickness Absence and Ill Health (dismissal), and provides improved guidance on:
- how to manage cases of frequent short term absence
- what actions to take in cases of long term absence (over 4 weeks)
- general matters relating to sickness absence