Employees are absent from work for many reasons, however employees’ absences become an issue for employers when those absences are unauthorised absences, or where the employee is frequently absent from work on particular days of the week, for example where the employee claims that they are sick on Mondays.

While many businesses may have implemented a Grievance Procedure and Disciplinary Procedure, an employer may not have thought to have implemented an absence policy. Even if the employer has an absence policy, they may only have stated that an employee is required to provide a medical certificate after a certain number of days’ absence, and may not have provided for circumstances where an employee is out every Monday.

If you are unsure if your policies are up to scratch, or if you are unsure how to deal with an absent employee then please do not hesitate to contact me.