If you’ve been away from work for 28 days or more, we’ll need to meet you to find out more about your illness. We won’t put pressure on you to come back, but we will do all we can to help you get ready for work again.

A serious illness or health condition is tough to deal with and we are here to support you through it. Your manager will need to understand your situation in detail, so we need you to be clear and honest with us.

We have a standard 3 stage process for dealing with long term illness, which makes sure we do all we can to get you back to work. It also means we can be sure that you really are ill. 

Our process means that if in the end you can’t come back to work, you will have been treated with complete fairness.