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Absence counselling checklist

  • Read the relevant procedures.
  • Investigate the absence periods,  reasons (certificates) and return to work interview notes.
  • Send a letter to the employee explaining the requirement for a meeting enclosing relevant information about the employee`s absences (including any medical information already obtained).
  • Confirm if the meeting is informal or part of a formal procedure, which may lead to a capability or disciplinary sanction.
  • If the meeting is for informal counselling only, the employee does not have the right to be accompanied, but do not refuse a reasonable request. If part of a formal process you should advise the employee of their right to be accompanied by a colleague or a trade union representative.

Last updated on 31/12/2018 15:21:00 | #Sickness & Absence