Guide seeks to reassure employers on new fit notes scheme

Paul, Graham; Dougan, Val
March 2010
People Management;3/25/2010, p31
The article examines several concerns arising from the new "fit notes" guidance for employers that was published by the Department for Work and Pensions. Few human resources (HR) professionals believe that fit notes can reduce the duration of sickness absence. Other issues that the guidance fails to address include the limited knowledge of doctors on occupational health, the employer's discretion on phased return-to-work options and entitlement to sick pay.


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