Managing absence

If your attendance falls below acceptable levels, your performance will be reviewed and you’ll need to agree to an improvement plan. If things don’t improve after this point, your employment may be reviewed or terminated.

In the case of long-term absence (a period of absence which lasts longer than two weeks) or where your level or frequency of short-term absence gives us cause for concern, we’ll discuss this with you and jointly determine a suitable course of action.

If you have a disability, we will consider whether reasonable adjustments may need to be made, either to your role or working arrangements.

In cases of long-term absence, we may seek to agree a return-to-work programme, possibly on a phased basis.

Repeated absence or long-term absence, even if caused by genuine sickness, can eventually lead to termination of employment.