- You should investigate any medical reasons for an employee`s absence before deciding that he is not capable of continuing in his job. Ensure that you apply a consistent approach to all employees.
- You should consult with the employee but, unlike an absence counselling session, the focus must be on resolving the absence rather than discussing the causes.
- Consider making reasonable adjustments to the employee`s job and, where this is not possible, consider whether there are any alternative jobs suitable to the employee.
Appointing a medical expert checklist
Checklist for appointing a medical expert.
Return from long term absence checklist
Checklist for employee returning from long term absence.