Sickness Absence Policy

The University wishes to promote the health, safety and welfare of its staff within the workplace. 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.