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What would you say was a reasonable sickness attendance target at a formal absence meeting.

Would 100 % attendance over the next 3 months be reasonable, if an employee has already triggered for an informal meeting and now for a formal meeting

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  • Hi Vicky

    Arguably yes, if it is a case of simple short term unrelated absences. You would expect to see improvement to full attendance.

    If however the reasons for absence were disability related, I would not suggest this as an approach taking into account reasonable adjustments one of which could be attendance targets.

    All the best

     

    Sarah

  • Thanks for your message.

    What would happen on the next level? Thats where im at now and need to set a tartget before disciplinary action. Would you say 100% attendance over 3 months is reasonable ?

    Thanks

    Vicky 

  • Hi Vicky,


    Our absence policy is based on number of occasions, if you have 4 unconnected occasions you are invited to a Level 1 meeting. If escalated onto Level 1 the target is not to incur 2 further occasions of absence within any 9 month period over the next 12 months , if you do, you could be advanced onto the next level.


    Hope this helps.


    Thanks
    Kay

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