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Nurse sick leave: does my manager have the right to contact me?

We explain the obligations for nurses who are off sick and their employers, plus how often is too often when it comes to making contact during sick leave

We explain the obligations for nurses who are off sick and their employers, plus how often is too often when it comes to making contact during sick leave

Being off work because of sickness can be difficult enough without your employer making contact with you unnecessarily.

But there is no specific act of parliament that covers sickness. This is one of those areas that people expect to be covered in legislation but is not. The only thing that is covered is the right to statutory sick pay after four days of sickness in a row. Sickness absence procedures all come down to contracts of employment and local or national organisation policies.

However, there are some general rules that need to be followed

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