Managing Sickness and AbsencePosted in : How do I handle it NI on 8 December 2015
'One of our employees is currently signed off work with a medical condition which does not reflect the condition which the employee has informed us in emails that he is suffering from, being severe depression. What are our options – can we rely on the sick-lines, or do we need to seek a medical report?'
Rachel Richardson from the Employment Team in Tughans writes:
In circumstances such as this, where there is a clear disparity between what the employee tells you about their condition and what the doctor informs you on sick-lines, then I recommend that you carry out further investigation into
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