Employee off with Depression

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 16 July 2014 Issues covered:

We have an employee with a poor record of attendance. In accordance with our Absence Policy the employee was advised at a Return to Work meeting that his attendance was being monitored, and after a series of unrelated absences he was issued with a Verbal Warning. He was also advised that a further 2 periods of sickness absence in the next 6 months may lead to further disciplinary action. As the employee was absent on only one occasion during that 6-month period no further action was taken and the Verbal Warning lapsed.

The employee has now had 3 further periods of absence and is currently off sick with 1 week remaining on his sick line. We have not advised him that his attendance is being

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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