Acas updates its guidance on holiday, sickness and leave

Posted on August 11th, 2023

Acas has provided new guidance for employers and employees on managing holiday entitlement, sickness absence and other leave. The holiday and sickness absence sections include:

  • Checking holiday entitlement.
  • Checking sick pay.
  • Fit notes and proof of sickness.
  • Getting a doctor’s report about an employee’s health.
  • Covid: advice for employers and employees.

There is also updated guidance on other types of leave and absence including:

  • Time off for dependants.
  • Time off work for bereavement.
  • Time off work for parents (which includes maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave).

The full toolkit can be accessed on the Acas website here.

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