Absence Self-Certification Form

This Absence Self-Certification Form should be filled in by the employee to provide details of any sickness absence to their employer. The Absence Self-Certification Form incorporates a section for the purpose of stating whether the absence was related to a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act. This is to make it easier for the employer to distinguish between general absence or illness and disability related absence, and so avoid any unintentional discrimination that may otherwise occur.

This Absence Self-Certification Form has been updated so that Companies using this form do not have to duplicate information in the statutory form SC2.

This Absence Self-Certification Form is used during periods of Sickness Absence as stated by the requirements of the Sickness and Absence Policy. It is important that the completed form indicates actual days of Sickness, even if they include days when you would not normally have worked (e.g. weekends and public holidays).

The Company may conduct a return-to-work interview to discuss Absence and Illness.

The Sickness Self-Certification form should be completed for Sickness Absence of up to 7 calendar days.

Under normal circumstances, Sickness Absence of more than 7 calendar days requires a Medical Certificate. Subsequent Medical Certificates must be produced as necessary to cover the total duration of the Period of Absence.

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