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Are employers still allowed to ask about days of illness/absence and reasons why?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by optimistic1, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. optimistic1

    optimistic1 New commenter

    See question above
  2. fulloffun

    fulloffun New commenter

    they do at my school.A form is filled in 'a return to work' which is filed away (it may be sent to LEA)
  3. We have to be interviewed by the head on return to work. she does the paperwork and returns to LA. we also have to keep in contact with school now and head can contact us. New LA policy. after 10 days absence in total in that year it becomes a bit more serious
  4. It is very unfortunate if you NEED to be off, and many people are genuine in their reasons, but asking for the number of sick days taken does have a purpose. In the early years in particular, we get all the colds and sickness bugs going, bad backs, loss of voice and eye or skin infections etc etc, but it is not the odd days that count, it's the lengthy absences that employers are interested in. Unfortunately, there are so many people who are off too often, and this can be damaging to continuity in a school, as well as to the budgets. Sorry to be so negative!

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