What to do if you are absent

The what to do… series of posts explains the steps members should take in various situations within the Council.

Phone in when you will be off. Discuss with your manager how often you should keep in contact. For absences without a sick note—those under 7 days—this is normally every day. For longer absences, you should agree expectations for contact with your manager.

Attend the “back to work” meeting. For long-term absences you may want a rep present to help any discussion around a phased return or reasonable adjustments if you have a disability or long-term health condition.

Contact a rep for an absence meeting if you

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