Practice – Written procedures

Written procedures

  • Hugely important ­ whether a help or hindrance depends on drafting
  • Part of a larger ‘Capability’ procedure or a stand alone ‘sickness/absence procedure’
  • Both should refer to the potential use of a disciplinary procedure
  • Type of absence will dictate the PFR, which, in turn, will dictate the type of procedure e.g.
  • Persistent short-term ­ Part 1 of Absence procedure
  • Long-term ­ Part 2 of Absence procedure
  • Persistent short-term but absenteeism ­ Disciplinary
  • Failure to comply with procedures and lateness ­ Disciplinary
  • Supported by ACAS ­ Appendix 4 to the Guide (Code D&GPs)