Missing in Action – Managing Employee Absence

What you need to know

Discover the answers to the below in our easy to follow “fact sheet”

  • Definition of absenteeism and the common causes
  • Checklist on how to mitigate the risk of absenteeism in your business
  • How to implement a plan to deal with absenteeism
  • Introducing flexible working practices
  • Requesting medical information for taking personal leave
  • Taking disciplinary action for absenteeism and the legal risks
  • Step by step guide on how to manage employees who are frequently late or absent from work


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Absenteeism includes employees;

  • Frequently being late for work
  • Being absent from work for a long period due to long-term illness or injury
  • Taking personal/carer’s leave when they are not entitled to it; or
  • Not meeting the evidence and notice requirements for taking leave

Common Causes of Absence

  • Inability to cope with work;
  • Lack of job satisfaction;
  • Family or household issues;
  • Poor work/ life balance; and
  • Drug or alcohol use