CIPD backs Whitehall on swine flu sick leave plan

Phillips, Lucy
July 2009
People Management;7/30/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 16, p6
The article reports on an announcement by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) that employers who manage sickness absence consistently should not be concerned about the British government's emergency plans to extend self-certified sick leave in response to the swine influenza pandemic. According to Ben Willmott, senior public policy adviser for the CIPD, the plans have been designed to help prevent the spread of infection and reduce the workload of healthcare professionals during a pandemic.


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