Employers often have to deal with employees on sick leave. The phrase: “ Contact from you is making me more ill and I do not want to be disturbed!” is something that employers may be faced with and it can lead to uncertainty and a loss of control in dealing with this situation.
We like to empower employers to establish a sickness absence notification practice and procedure that helps you take a robust, fair and no nonsense approach. We also offer a review service for employer’s sickness absence procedures as part of our handbook review. For more information on how LHS can help, click here.
Contacting an employee on sick leave is not only acceptable but also a necessary element to a good absence management policy. When employees are on sickness absence, there can be a misconception that contact from work is harassment but an appropriate level of contact ensures that the employer is monitoring and managing the situation.