Colds and Flu

From time to time, we all get ill, and whether or not we caught that cold in the office, it will certainly affect our work (and our colleagues). Read on to find out what you and your employer can do to best manage routine sickness in the workplace.


Further Information

The sickness absence and rehabilitation pages of the TUC website's Health and Safety section contain further guidance, news and advice on illness in the workplace.

Hazards magazine also has information, news and resources on sickness absence and rehabilitation.

You can download Unison's Making us better – Sickness absence agreements: a guide for branches and safety representative.

The Labour Research Department has produced an updated guide for union repsSickness Absence and Sick Pay (2015) priced £8.45.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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