Article Tag: Sick notes

Sick Notes: A Terrible Case Of Chronic Exaggeration

Have you ever been suspicious of an absent employee? But on their return to work they present you with a seemingly valid doctor’s note? You’re not alone. Recent advances in editing software now make it easier for fraudulent documents to be created. Legal health experts are warning employers to stay vigilant of fake sick notes…. Read more »

Government to launch ‘fit notes’ in April 2010

The Government has published its response to consultation on the ‘fit notes’ that are set to replace sick notes. The Social Security (Medical Evidence) and the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 are intended to come into force on 6 April 2010 despite concerns that this will not allow time for stakeholders to… Read more »