How to tell work you will be taking sick leave
Whether you have to take sick leave because of an accident at work, or because of other more personal reasons, telling your employer that you won’t be at work for a long time can be intimidating. It is natural for an employer to be frustrated or even angry when they learn that an employee needs to take paid leave for a long time, but they really are not allowed to fire you or even be too harsh on you if your reasons are valid.This can be helpful advice for injuries in Wakefield if you are not sure about your rights.
If your injury was caused by an accident at work, then your employer has even less reason to be harsh with you, so take the following steps to let them know that you will be out of work for a while. We at Accident Advice Helpline can always give you more helpful advice for injuries in Wakefield, as well as helping you clam for them.
- Ask for a meeting with your boss. You will need to sit down face to face with your boss to arrange sick leave, rather than springing the idea on them, so ask your boss for a meeting as soon as you can, so that you can tell them officially.
- Write it down. Write down your request/details of your sick leave for your employer so that even after you have told them all of the details face to face, they still have a written version that they can refer to if and when they need to.
- Give them exact dates. Let your employer know exactly which day you will be beginning your sick leave, and then give a generous return date that allows for anything that could go wrong. If you return to work sooner than you have stated, this is much better for your employer than if you return later than expected.
- State what you need from your employer. If you are expecting sick pay then let your employer know this, and let them know for how long you will be expecting this. If you want updates on what is happening in the office then let them know so that they can do this for you.
Helpful advice for injuries in Wakefield
If your accident at work was caused by the negligence of your employer, then you really should consider using our law firm to make a claim for compensation against him or her. Using a law firm will make the process easier and you should be able to get compensation which will subsidise your sick pay.
Going through a law firm also means that you may well not have to face your employer in court. You could call us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our claims experts about your accident and get advice and support about the claims process, helping you to decide whether or not making a claim is the right course of action for you.
Call us now for helpful advice for injuries in Wakefield, either on our freephone number given above, or call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: David Brown