Faking sickness or staff who need to take unscheduled time off work

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How should you respond and what must you consider as an employer when a staff member wants to take non-scheduled time off work - or takes time off work for whatever reason without asking you? 

In this article we discuss:

  • The nature of the employer-employee relationship
  • Claiming sick leave and medical evidence 
  • Using annual leave
  • Casual workers

We also look at the case of the employee who takes sick leave when his/her performance has already been questioned and has been placed under performance management.  



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