ACAS Update: Updated Sickness Absence Guidance 

ACAS has published their updated content on sickness absence. The updated guidance covers:

  • Creating absence policies
  • Returning to work after absence: covering return to work meetings and phased return to work
  • Keeping in touch during absence
  • Time off for dependents
  • Fit notes and proof of sickness
  • Asking for a report about an employee’s health

Additional resources on the topic include:

Podcast: Sickness Absence: How employers can better manage sick leave

Blog: Helping SMEs understand occupational health

Training: Absence related training courses

Author: Christine Adeusi – ACAS Communications Support Officer

Photo credit: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

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