Sickness & Absence Through Ill Health

  

Sickness Absence Management Policy

This policy outlines principles of good practice aimed at preventing ill health, the effective management of sickness absence when it occurs and the rehabilitation of staff where reasonable, including taking all reasonable measures to support and retain those with a disability.

Sickness Absence Management Procedure

This procedure outlines good practice processes aimed at preventing ill health, the effective management of sickness absence when it occurs and the rehabilitation of staff where reasonable, including taking all reasonable measures to support and retain those with a disability.

Sickness Absence Management Toolkit

This toolkit provides a good practice guide to support managers to manage sickness effectively.

Part of the Managing Performance Toolkit

Sick Pay Entitlement

(Including Statutory Sick Pay)

This guidance outlines employees entitlement to sick pay, including specific information about Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Referral to Occupational Health Services

Management Referral to Occupational Health Services.

This guidance outlines the process of making a management referral to occupational health services.

Fit Notes

This guidance outlines the actions required by managers upon receiving a fit note.

Additional guidance may be found within the Sickness FAQs (below).

Phased Returns

This guidance outlines arrangements for a phased return for a member of staff who has been absent from work.  Whilst not needed in all cases, in some circumstances it can provide a valuable period of readjustment, enabling the individual to get back into the work duties and routine whilst maintaining their recovery.

Sickness Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This guidance outlines frequently asked questions in relation to sickness absence for both managers and employees.


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There is a wealth of information, guidance and support available from Human Resources relating to all aspects of employment and supporting policies and procedures. An index of information can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/index

Alternatively, if you are unable to find the information you require, please contact your HR Team contact