Sickness & Absence

Guidance on managing absence.

The University wishes to promote the health, safety and welfare of its staff with a view to ensuring that staff are working to their full potential at all times.

The University is committed to supporting and assisting individual members of staff who may have health difficulties and as a caring employer, does not expect its employees to attend for work when they are medically unfit to do so.

The University does, however, require employees to account for absences.

It is important therefore that a consistent approach is adopted, providing support to the employee, recognising individual circumstances whilst ultimately securing their return to work.

It is recognised that good, consistent management practice can contribute to a reduction in absence levels.

Employees can find guidance on the Absence Policy.

Employees can also find guidance regarding absence forms on the Employee Benefits Forms page.