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Element 1: Recording sickness absence

The guidance contained here was first published in 2004 and therefore makes no reference to the Fit Note. The majority of the guidance contained herein remains relevant, although readers will need to keep in mind the existence of the Fit Note in applying any potential recommendations.


Are you able to identify which of your employees are off sick and why ?

Key issues

Communication point

Recording sickness absence daily and summing it up on a weekly basis will help keep the information accurate and prompt you to make contact with absent employees at suitable intervals.

Extra Information

Updated 2010-04-30