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Sickness policy checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Just having a Sickness Policy doesn't mean you have complied with your legal obligations. Make sure the employer only makes commitments in the Policy that it can realistically meet. Make a plan for implementation of the Sickness Policy.

Make the Sickness Policy available to employees by, for example, including it in induction packs, providing it in hard copy, sending it out by email, putting it on notice boards or an intranet site, or other easily accessible company computer systems. 

The Sickness Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by the employee. You can ask employees sign to an acknowledgement to show that they received it, but it is not legally required.

Keep a copy of your Sickness Policy for your records. A copy of the Policy will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

When the Sickness Policy is amended, keep a copy of each version of it that has been in force, a record of when it was introduced and how and when each version was made available to employees.

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