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Old 20-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Can your employer request a welfare meeting while you are still off sick?

As the title says. I have been off work now with illness for three weeks. Doctors lines have been supplied to the company. Received a letter this morning from employer saying they are requesting a welfare meeting with me. I am just wondering can they do this while I am still off due to illness, surely it can wait until i return in a weeks time.

I have a good sick record up until now and am not one for going sick on a regular bases just for the hell off it. I am just feeling rather annoyed that This meeting has been called, its as if they dont believe me or the doctors lines.

Any advice welcome.

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Old 20-10-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Course they can, where i work long term sickness is activated after 4 weeks so we usually go down that route after the 4th week.

Its good that they care about your welfare so accept it as they may be able to offer you help and get you back to work sooner than them not being involved.

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Old 20-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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My place is the same, after 3 weeks they request you attend or you can call them and say your not well enough to leave the house and they will come to you, normally if your with a union a union rep should be present.

Normally its just to see how your getting on and ascertain when your likely to return to work, there will be more than 1 meeting should your sickness continue and after 6 months my place looks to medically retire you
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Old 20-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Sounds like a standard policy/letter. Don't fret.
They would be MAD to give you any grief at that meeting.
The most they can do is give you a cuddle and ask how you feel.
Don't let a standard letter wind you up.

Good luck with your recovery.
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Old 20-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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As the title says. I have been off work now with illness for three weeks. Doctors lines have been supplied to the company. Received a letter this morning from employer saying they are requesting a welfare meeting with me. I am just wondering can they do this while I am still off due to illness, surely it can wait until i return in a weeks time.

I have a good sick record up until now and am not one for going sick on a regular bases just for the hell off it. I am just feeling rather annoyed that This meeting has been called, its as if they dont believe me or the doctors lines.

Any advice welcome.

Rant over,

Thanks Jonny.
As the others have said, the welfare meeting is not or should be not malicious, I have been off work this week on annual leave, tbh I get panicky as there has been few emails, so ya get twitchy with all this transition n stuff at present
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Old 20-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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All normal to be honest.
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Old 20-10-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Would of thought they could if you've been off for a while ?
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if you are signed off work by your Doctor you have nothing to worry about.

Your employer has a duty of care for you and they may want to ask if there's anything they can do.

Depending on why you are off work, they may either leave you alone at home or offer to help you get back to work, or even do part time etc. My employer has been known to let people come in 2 hours a day or work from home on laptops etc.

It's good for many people's morale to have contact with their normal work and it helps some people recover more quickly.

It may help with sickness records, if you work where there is continual assesment as some employers count sickness statistics in with that.
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Old 20-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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if its with your manager then dont worry. if its with occ health then its another matter!
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Old 20-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #10
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Speaking as a HR Manager, perfectly normal, nothing to worry about.
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