Advice for employees and employers on managing holiday entitlement, sickness absence and other leave.
Holiday and sickness
Advice on sickness absence, including sending an employee home from work and ending employment.
Fit notes when off sick
How and when to get a fit note to prove sickness absence, and when an employee can self-certify.
Getting a doctor's report about an employee's health
When an employer might ask for a report from an employee's doctor and how to do this.
Time off for medical appointments
Advice on taking time off for medical appointments, including giving proof and time off for operations.
Covid: advice for employers and employees
Advice about the covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, including returning to work after having covid and absence due to long covid.
Other types of leave and absence
Time off for dependants
Advice on an employee's right to take time off to help someone who depends on them.
Time off work for bereavement
Advice for employers and employees on bereavement, including if someone needs time off work after a death, and how employers can support their staff.
Supporting disabled people at work
Advice on supporting disabled people at work, including managing time off related to a disability.
Disruption getting to work
Advice for when travel problems, extreme weather and other disruption make it difficult to get to work.
Returning to work after absence
Returning to work after time off, including return to work meetings and phased returns.
Keeping in touch during absence
How and when employers and employees should keep in touch when someone is off work.
Creating absence policies
Creating absence policies to say how your organisation deals with absence and what's expected when someone needs time off.
Managing sickness absence
How an employer can record sickness absence and steps they can take to reduce it.
Unauthorised absence and lateness
What happens when someone does not come to work and gives no reason for their absence or does not contact their employer.