- 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.
Absence counselling checklist
Checklist when preparing for absence counselling.
Considerations for redeployment checklist
Checklist for considerations for redeployment.
Confirmation of suspension on medical grounds
Letter confirming suspension of employee on medical grounds.