By Miss Performance
If I had a penny for each time an employer sighs at the arrival of a sick note, I’d be living in a palace and bathing in milk.
Unfortunately I’m still in our Derry-Londonderry office hammering on the keyboard with no more than a glass of stale milk and a cup of cooling coffee - but hey, that’s no cause for despair.
Equally employers need not despair when faced with cases of long term absence as there are many steps they can take to solve their issue with minimum risk.
The sick note is a fact of life and can be very distressing not only for business owners but for managers and the absent employee’s colleagues.