An employee who is unwell and cannot attend work must inform their manager of this at their earliest convenience or on the morning of the first day of sickness absence at the very latest and provide additional information such as the anticipated length of absence and where possible any important or urgent work that needs to be covered.
There may be exceptional circumstances when it is not appropriate or possible for an employee to report their absence to their line manager or nominated deputy, in such instances they should contact Employee Wellbeing. Where this is the case, an Employee Wellbeing Advisor will liaise with the employee’s line manager.
The employee should provide details of the nature of their illness.
When an employee knows in advance that they are likely to be absent e.g. for a routine surgery and recovery, they should inform their manager and provide any additional useful information such as the anticipated length of their absence.
If an employee becomes ill while at work and feels too unwell to continue working, they should inform their manager who will facilitate them as appropriate.
If you report as present for half your working day, this will not be recorded as sick leave.