Will employer policies be 'fit' to run alongside new sick notes system?

Brooks, Helen
September 2009
People Management;9/10/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 19, p32
The article discusses the new fit notes system in Great Britain that transfers the focus on what people recovering from sickness cannot do at work to what they can do when they return. It provides the categories in the ability to work namely fit for work, not fit for work and maybe fit for some work now. Doctors can indicate the arrangements for the employee to return to work but does not bind employers to implement the suggestions. It is noted that the employer's ability to adapt flexible working policies will depend on its size and resources.


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