Can you provide an indication of what is appropriate absence for sick leave that is not continuous but significant?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 January 2014
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

It is really a matter for each employer to decide what is both reasonable and appropriate subject to the nature of the work and the staff involved. For example, some employers have policies in place where a formal interview process is initiated in any situation where an employee is absent for 10 days or more during any rolling 12 month period, or indeed, where an employee is absent for 25 days or more during any 36 month period.

With any absence, the employer should investigate whether any changes can be made or support offered to the employee in a bid to improve their attendance levels. This

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Arthur Cox

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