Tag Archives: sickness absence


Changes in providing proof of sickness and the process of obtaining a fit note letterEMPLOYERS GUIDE (COVID19)

In this article, you will learn about the changes in providing proof of sickness and the process of obtaining a fit note. It will explain how to obtain a fit note letter from their doctor and show it to you. A fit note is a letter from the doctor or medical professional to advise their […]

9 changes coming to employment law in April 2020

employment law changes in april 2020

Take a look at the changes to employment law coming into effect in April 2020 Changes to written statements From 6th April 2020, the requirement to provide a written statement of terms and conditions extends to workers. This includes casual and zero-hours workers. The legal right to a statement not anymore demands a minimum amount […]

Managing Absence: Fit Note and Proof of Sickness

Fit Note and Proof of Sickness

Fit notes used to be called sick notes. A fit note is an official written statement from a doctor giving their medical opinion on a person’s fitness for work. They might also make recommendations for how the employer could support the employee. Whether you need a fit note depends on the length of sickness absence. […]

Managing Absence: An Introduction

Managing Absence

Apart from annual holiday entitlement, an employee might need time off work for reasons including: short-term and long-term sickness, including mental health conditions helping a child, partner or relative bereavement medical appointments pregnancy-related illnesses and appointments, including IVF bad weather conditions, making travelling to work difficult or impossible  Each workplace might have different rules on what […]