- How staff should report an absence.
- The evidence people need to prove
- What would cause you to take action against an employee.
- Your sick pay arrangements.
If the festive season doesn’t bring you challenges, then you’re in a minority of employers. For the rest of us, it’s an annual challenge to try to battle through the chilly months with a full team. Absences happen, and one of the biggest causes is seasonal sick leave. Okay, people are going to get winter colds and ‘flu. That’s fine. But don’t rule out people enjoying the festivities a little too much and staying off work. So what can you do to stay on top of it? Simple: have clear sickness rules and monitoring processes. Here’s how: Sick leave policy & procedures All companies should have sickness policies and procedures. If you don’t, you need them to set out: