sick pay Occupational Sick Pay (OSP) All employees are entitled to 3 days occupational sick pay per annum, the sick pay year runs in line with the annual leave year, 1st January to 31st December. Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Provided the correct absence reporting procedures are followed, you will normally be paid statutory sick pay, providing you meet the eligibility criteria. Unacceptable absence levels High levels of absenteeism or repeated spells of sickness absence cause considerable business and client disruption. It also places undue burden upon other team members, Where required, managers will manage the situation in line with our Sickness Absence Policy. Medical appointments Whenever possible you need to arrange medical appointments, including GP’s, dentists and other specialists outside your normal working hours. But, if there is no option and you need to attend an appointment during your working hours, this time will be paid but you need to make sure that you agree it with your manager and that all appointments are as close to the beginning or end of the day as possible. If you frequently take time off for medical appointments without good reason we may require you to make up lost time or take the time unpaid. More information is available in the Sickness Absence Policy, including template forms for holding return to work meetings and other important documents.
ecoming a parent p Whether you are a first time parent or growing your family, we know having a child will change your life and we have a range of policies in place to help you make the most of this time. maternity leave Pregnant employees are entitled to: Paid time off to attend antenatal care A period of maternity leave The right to return to the same job held before the start of maternity leave with the same terms and conditions, unless after additional maternity leave, this is not reasonably practicable. ‘ordinary maternity leave’ – first 26 weeks ‘additional maternity leave’ – last 26 weeks You do not have to take 52 weeks but you must take 2 weeks leave after your baby is born. The FRG offers and Enhanced Maternity Leave Package. For further information please refer to the Maternity Leave Policy Paternity/ Partner Leave If you are a father to be or will share the responsibility with a partner for bringing up a child, you may have the right to Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay. You could be entitled to between two and four weeks leave within the first 8 weeks of the birth (or due date if the baby is early). The FRG offers an Enhanced Paternity/ Partner Leave Package. For further information please refer to the Paternity Leave Policy