Information about entitlement to sick pay, is set out in the appropriate terms and conditions of employment and full information on sickness absence may be found in the Sickness Absence Guidelines. In addition, further information is available on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
Managers may find it helpful to refer to the Sickness Absence Management – Short Guide for Managers and will find appropriate templates for managing the early stages of short term sickness issues in the Sickness Absence Appendices. The Return to Work Interview Form provides a template to record discussions following an employee's return to work.
All employees absent from work due to sickness are required to provide either a Personal Sickness Certificate or, if your department is registered for self-service leave management, record your absence details via MyView. A medical certificate must be provided for absences that last more than seven days.
If your department is utilising MyView for leave management, you are required to enter all periods of sickness absence including absences covered by medical certification. Medical certificates should be forwarded to HR and Payroll for their records but the absence details will not be recorded on behalf of the employee. It is the line manager’s responsibility to ensure employees record their absence details accurately and in a timely manner. If an employee is absent from work for more than seven days, the line manager must enter the sickness absence details on their behalf.
Guidance on self-service leave management is available via the MyView FAQ (or click on the ? button in MyView).