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Section Five

SICKNESS PAYMENTS AND LEAVE

 

5.1 CERTIFICATION OF SICKNESS

Employees who are absent through sickness are required to notify their division on the first day and to submit a doctor's statement in accordance with the terms of Appendix S.

 

The other requirements of Appendix S will apply in all cases, unless a specific procedure has been agreed for certain groups of employees.


5.2 SICKNESS PAY

Payment to employees who are off sick is in accordance with the National Conditions of Service except that payment for sickness absence at weekends will be at the basic rate only. However, absence for industrial injury and maternity related cases is excluded from this provision.

 

Some employees have their own provisions in this respect and these override the above.

5.3 EMPLOYEES WITH OTHER JOBS

Statutory deductions from wages will be made unless evidence is produced to show that the other employer is deducting the appropriate national insurance benefit or its equivalent.

 

5.4 EXTENSION OF PAID SICK LEAVE

Directors are authorised to extend the periods of paid sick leave in very exceptional circumstances e.g., where an employee is very close to retirement.

5.5 TEMPORARY STAFF

See Section 15.6 for further information on Temporary Staff.

 

5.6 PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH ILL-HEALTH REDEPLOYMENT CASES

It is important that employees who require redeployment through ill health are dealt with in accordance with the procedure in Appendix T.


5.7 ATTENDANCE MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Council has an Attendance Management Policy which is attached at Appendix S and Appendix S1.

 

5.8 TIME OFF FOR MEDICAL VISITS

The Council has a Time off for Medical Visits policy which is attached at Appendix L1.

 

5.9 RECLAIMING COSTS FROM A THIRD PARTY IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT

An employee who is absent as a result of an accident not associated with their work shall be entitled to payment under the Sickness Scheme in the normal way.  If the employee receives damages from a third party in respect of the accident then the employee is responsible for ensuring that the Council is reimbursed the total amount of the payment received from the Sickness Scheme as provided for in the damages.

 

Any such accident should be recorded as sickness in the normal way but their manager shall have due regard for the fact that liability has been acknowledged by a third party when reviewing the overall sickness record.

 

This provision is quite separate from any conditions regarding accidents/attacks at work.



 

Last updated: 14 December 2009 PAWS/SY

Updated: 23 January 2008