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Element 4: Making use of professional or other advice and treatment

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.


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Key issues

Communication point

Sometimes people do not realise that their behaviour causes distress or unexpected circumstances can occur which may cause conflict. One way of tackling this is to use workplace mediators. Communicating with your employees to ensure that everyone understands what is acceptable behaviour at work means that conflict can normally be avoided.

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Updated 2019-01-03