Managing employee absence
29 Jan 2021
Employers should have a good absence management system in place that accurately reports absenteeism and detects any patterns. Employers should also have an absence policy in place outlining expectations of staff in terms of notifying the employer of any absence, who to contact during that period, the details needed to support the absence, what to expect from the employer and what could happen if an employee breaches the policy(i.e. disciplinary action or loss of pay). It should also include short term and long-term absence definitions.