LRD Booklets September 2007

Sickness absence and sick pay - a guide for union reps

Introduction (1246 words)

Reports on levels of sickness absence and the "cost" it incurs to British industry are frequent and they often focus on the public sector. ...

1. Sickness absence policies (2308 words)

Employers have a specific legal duty to protect their workers' health and safety in the workplace but few appear to see sickness absence as ...

2. Special circumstances (1196 words)

Disability-related and pregnancy-related sickness absence should be dealt with separately from other types of sickness absence and are subject to specific legal rights. Absences ...

3. Sick pay (1959 words)

Employers must provide their employees with details of their sick pay entitlement as part of their written statement of employment particulars, in accordance with ...

4. Sickness and dismissal (1580 words)

Because sickness absence comes within the definition of "capability" under section 98 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA), it is a potentially fair ...

5. The law (1077 words)

Employers have a general legal obligation to provide a safe place of work for their employees, meaning they have an overall obligation to protect ...

Further information (217 words)

Good work: an Amicus agenda for better jobs is available to download from www.amicustheunion.org. ...