Managing sickness and absence within your workforce | Useful Resources
As part of our continued commitment to supporting organisations through the various employment and health and safety implications of coronavirus, Ellis Whittam continues to produce free resources, designed to help employers make confident, informed decisions whilst working within the confines of the law.
We hope you enjoyed our recent webinar. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, you can find the recording below.
Below, we have also provided links to a number of free resources that you can use to manage sickness and absence in your organisation.
COVID-19 | FREE expert guidance for employers, including sample policies, template risk assessments and more
In this recent live Q&A, James Tamm offers some much-needed practical advice, guidance and clarity around managing COVID-related sickness and absence within your workforce.
During registration, we invited registrants to submit questions for the Q&A session. We have since collated all the questions and our experts’ responses in an easy-to-read format. The full list of Q&As will be available shortly.
Absence Management Guidance Note
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has seen a rise in the number of instances of absence across the UK workforce and has caused the government to change sick pay legislation on at least three occasions.
Absence and Refusals to Work During COVID-19 FAQ
A full list of frequently asked questions around absence from the workplace and refusals to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, complete with answers from our legal experts.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): When is it Payable?
To be entitled to SSP, subject to other qualifying conditions, an employee would normally have to be absent from work because of incapacity by reason of disease or physical/mental disablement which stops them from being able to perform their duties.
Staff Self-Isolation Memo Template
New regulations were introduced on 28 September 2020 in England by the UK government making it a legal obligation to self-isolate if an individual tests positive for COVID-19, is contacted by Test and Trace because they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, or is living (or in a support bubble) with someone who has tested positive.
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