Sickness Absence Procedures. NOTIFICATION OF ABSENCE PROCEDURE: 1 st DAY OF ABSENCE Inform your manager no later than half an hour after your normal start time on you 1 st day of absence ABSENT FOR 3 DAYS OR LESS
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1st DAY OF ABSENCE
Inform your manager no later than half an hour after your normal start time on you 1st day of absence
ABSENT FOR 3 DAYS OR LESS
Complete a self certificate on your 1st day back at work during your return to work interview
ABSENT FOR 4 DAYS OR MORE
Complete a self certificate on the 4th day and send it to your line manager
ABSENT FOR 7 DAYS OR MORE
Obtain a doctors certificate and send it to your line manager on the 7th
day. Subsequent doctors notes should be sent to your manager the day
before current certificate expires.
2 WEEKS OR MORE
Telephone your line manager every two weeks to update him / her
Please note that if you behave in a manner likely to retard
recovery or attempt to abuse the Scheme in any way where it is
evident that the illness or injury was the direct result of your own
negligence or misconduct – including outside work the University
reserves the right to withhold payment of Occupational Sick Pay.
Third Party Claims
If you are making a claim against a third party (e.g. after a car accident) you must Include in the claim, the cost of Statutory Sick Pay and
Occupational Sick pay received as a result of the injury or illness.
When such a claim is successful you must reimburse the University
the appropriate costs of sick pay.
If the objectives set in the first stage are not met there will be a further
Interview. If no new information has been received you will receive
A written warning outlining the improvement expected.
If there is not improvement you will either receive a final warning or a dismissal hearing will be convened.
This procedure does not fall into the University’s disciplinary procedures and will use a reasonable timescale for improvement and will only be used if little or no improvement is made.
During this process contact will be maintained on a regular basis
By the line manager or HR.
If you are a member of either USS or the University Pension Scheme
ill health early retirement may be an option.
The above act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone who
Has a disability defined under the act and the University will make any
Reasonable adjustment it can practicably be expected to do under the Act.