One of your employees has had a lot of sickness absence in the past few months. However, rather than ringing in sick, they keep going home part-way through the day. Does this still count as sickness absence?
Any time that an employee is unable to work due to incapacity is classed as sickness absence – it makes no difference if they came into work for a few hours and then went home. When they return, hold a return to work interview and manage any unacceptable absence levels in the usual way.
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