Can these be written down on an average piece of paper in letter type from?
Due to an injury I've been off sick from work. After the 8th day of injury, I was able to get a 'fit note' from my doctor saying that I was unfit to work. So, for the first 8 days I self certified (I know it's onlt meant to be a week but that's the only appointment I could get at the GP's).
My boss said I need to just write a few lines on a piece of paper saying that I was off for the 7 days (does this make a difference? even though it was actually 8?) as the first day of absence would not have been a normal working day anyway. Is there not a proper form I should fill in?
Ok, that's a bit confusing.... I was off sick on the 30th June onwards and got the sick note on the 8th July. The 30th was not a normal working day for me - I don't work Thursdays. My boss has asked me for a letter stating that I self- certified my illness from 1st - 7th July.
That's brilliant izzybizzy, thank you so much for that link. I'm glad there's a proper form to fill out - it seemed very unprofessional just writing a few lines. Also, I don't know why my boss has told me to only write that I was off from 1st onwards. Does it make a difference as I wouldn't have worked the first day anyway?
That's not a self cert form that is for SSP - they are not the same thing.
There is no official form for SSP. Most companies have a form they file in your documents. so they can show you were off sick and these were the reasons the same as they would if you were to hand in a doctors note.
Self-certification forms usually include details such as:
information about your sickness or illness the date your sickness started the date your sickness ended These dates may be days that you dont normally work. For example, your sickness could start or end on a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesnt have their own form, instead they may use an *SC2 form from HM Revenue & Customs: Employees Statement of Sickness*(PDF, 53kb).