Unrelated Short-Term Absence
How you treat frequent short term intermittent absences depends on whether they are related or not:
- If they are related, or are caused by an underlying medical condition, deal with them in the same way as long-term absences under your sickness absence management policy;
- If they are unrelated, deal with it as a disciplinary matter by issuing warnings, usually in terms of your disciplinary policy.
This section deals only with frequent short-term absences where those absences are unrelated.
If short term absences are related see the separate section on short-term intermittent absences – related reasons .
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