Education update: managing sickness absence
The most recent figures from the Department for Education (DfE) reveal that a total of 2.2 million teaching days were lost to sickness absence in England in the 2011–12 academic year. This equates to an average of 4.5 sick days per teacher per year. With schools being stretched more than ever before, a failure to effectively manage sickness absence can have a seriously detrimental impact on resources and finances. This article provides you with a checklist to assist you in both preventing long-term sickness absence and managing such absence in the most efficient manner.
Whether you are looking to accelerate an employee’s return to work or seeking to ensure that you take the appropriate steps to fairly dismiss on capability grounds, the following should hopefully serve as a useful aide memoire of the steps to take to ensure long-term absenteeism is managed compassionately but professionally…
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