Dismissal for sickness FAQs
Can sickness be viewed as a potentially fair reason for dismissal?
Yes, but employers would be expected to:
- contact the employee regularly;
- tell the employee if their employment is at risk;
- seek medical evidence on the employee's condition (see below);
- if possible consider alternative employment.
Where can you get more information?
Please click on the following for a model Poor Performance (Capability) Policy.
Sample consent letters and forms for contacting an employee's own Doctor can be found in this section.