Sickness absence policy contents

Your sickness absence policy should cover:

  • types of sickness absence. For example, short-term, long-term, persistent intermittent, disability-related, pregnancy-related
  • the absence reporting procedure
  • return to work meetings
  • how long-term sickness absences will be managed
  • absence trigger points
  • how the policy applies to people with disabilities
  • consequences for employees who misuse the sickness absence policy