How the University supports Disability-Related Sickness

Disability related sickness is a form of sickness absence which is directly or indirectly attributed to a person's disability. Listed below are some sources of support which may be helpful.

The University will endeavour to support individuals to return to the same job, with appropriate reasonable adjustments, if needed. Where reasonable adjustments are unable to facilitate a return to work to the same job the individual occupied before their period of sickness absence began, the University will seek to secure suitable alternative work via the redeployment procedure. Redeployment Procedure: http://hr.dept.shef.ac.uk/cm/RpProcedure.pdf
Where a staff member’s level of absences becomes a cause for concern and includes absences that have been flagged as ‘disability related’, managers should seek advice from Workplace Health and Wellbeing/Human Resources, which might include a review of existing arrangements e.g. reasonable adjustments. www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/leave/sickness/recording

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