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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