Sickness Absence: How employers can better manage sick leave

In this episode Acas Area Director, Paul Beard, President of the Society of Occupational Medicine, Shriti Pattani and the Managing Director of the Ape Group, Alfie Payne unpack the topic of sickness absence, offering managers first-hand advice and best practice on how they can better manage it.

We discuss:

  • What makes a good absence policy
  • When and how to utilise occupational health
  • The mistakes managers often make when managing sickness absence
  • How to support staff through the sickness absence process

Transcript available at:


Episode Resources:

Acas’s Absence from Work Guidance:

Society of Occupational Medicine:

Training on sickness absence in the workplace here.

Read Dr Kabir Abraham Varghese (Society of Occupational Medicine) blog on referring employees to occupational health:

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