Sickness reviews and your rights: don’t be alarmed if you’re asked to explain time off

Advice on nurses’ rights when employers trigger investigations into sickness absence 
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Advice on nurses’ rights when employers trigger investigations into sickness absence

Unfortunately, nursing staff – both inside and outside the NHS – have more to grapple with than just focusing on their recovery when they have been ill.

Sickness absence policies can be problematic too, making life difficult for those who have time off work.

So it is vital for nursing staff to know their rights when it comes to sickness absence. Unscrupulous employers might like to take advantage of perceived ‘grey areas’, but the truth is that rights in relation to sickness absence are clear.

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For nursing staff, the first thing to remember is


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