A sickness policy is a document that outlines the policies and procedures an employer has in place to manage sickness related absences and the procedure for returning to work after taking sick leave.
This sick leave policy includes who employees should report sick-related absences to by what time. Employers should use a sick policy to clarify how sick-related absence will be dealt with, to summarise sickness statutory rights and when employees will receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Use this sickness policy to inform employees how they will be paid during sick leave, and help them recognise their personal responsibility to achieve acceptable levels of attendance.
This document is GDPR compliant.