Working Time, Absence and Time Off

Working Time, Absence and Time Off


This topic collection covers a broad area of topics linked to working time and time off work, starting with the basics in respect of statutory entitlements under the Working Time Regulations 1998 and contractual entitlements under collective agreements.

Sickness absence and managing attendance are covered in detail, including model resources around proactive management of sickness absence and guidance for managers on how to handle problem absences and long-term absence.

'Special leave' and other forms of time off are also included in this topic collection, providing information on other types of request for time off that schools and colleges may receive from employees as well as template policies and letters to deal with these and signposting, where appropriate to resources in other areas of the website.

Use the links on the right to access all the subtopics in this collection.