What Should be Included in my Workplace’s Absence and Sickness Policy?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 15 December 2023
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Absence and Sickness Policy

With winter’s arrival, the days are now getting shorter, darker and colder, and like every year illnesses are spreading rapidly in these conditions. As such, it is important for workplaces to have effective absence and sickness policies, so as not to worsen the spread of the various respiratory illnesses being transmitted both in terms of the productivity of the business and the health of its workers.

Having an effective absence and sickness policy can bring clear benefits to a business, such as lower insurance costs, higher rates of staff retention and motivation and improved productivity, profitability and morale.

You may also find that the reputation of your business is improved and that

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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