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ADVICE FOR EMPLOYERS ON GOVERNMENT’S NEW SICKNESS ABSENCE RULES

Employers are being reminded they cannot ask employees for proof of sickness until they’ve been off for more than 28 days. 

The rule is in place until January 26th; previously the government guidance was that employers could ask for a fit note after 7 days. 

WorkNest’s Director of Legal Services, James Tamm, says it is not necessary to change company policy entirely for a temporary rule.

Read more in HR Review.

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