Wondered how sickness absence should be accurately recorded if you work "long days" (12 hrs). I've been off work for a week - return tomorrow. I think the system will show 7 days absence (1st day sick Monday, returning the next monday) but as I work long days, I would have "done my hours" in 3 days, so my employer has only actually lost 3 days. Should it be recorded as 3 days or 7 off? Thanks for any insight.
Are you sure it's only recorded in days and not hours? I imagine one of the following will happen. Either you'll be marked as sick for 7 days because it works on calendar days and your sickness allowance will be worked out that way too, or it will be worked out as 3 days and your sickness allowance will be adjusted for your working pattern. We record both days and hours and your allowance is worked out based on the hours you work a week.
It’s presumably because it’s recording a week accurately- you are having one week off. The fact that you work long days isn’t relevant- it’s recording that you spent one week of your contractual hours off sick.
Well it's based on self certification system - which works on calendar days, otherwise you could (for instance) self certify for nearly two and a half weeks, while a colleague working more days would have to return to the doctors for a sick note well before that
Thanks Magenta - so you would only record sick the days when rostered on? Yes, I was fit after 3 days, but didn't have any shifts until the 7th day iyswim. I didn't call in on day 4, as I wasn't rostered to come me in / wasn't on duty until day 7 as I had days off / non working days on the system.
Do you work in something like health care? I know when i have been off it goes by days and periods of time off.
You werent off sick for a week though so why would it be marked as 7 days. Eg. The week runs sun to sun. Your shifts were sun mon tues that week. You would only be marked off sick for sun mon tues as they were your shifts.