Made in Hackney Community Cookery School
Posted 2 months ago
This forum is so helpful, I count my lucky stars for all the useful advice I've been receiving lately.
This time my question is about staff sick leave.
Do you know what precautions employers can take to plan for long term sick leave of employees? Is there an insurance policy that can be taken out to protect employers? For example if 2 members of staff are both off on long term sick leave and their jobs need to be covered by temporary staff (so double salaries being paid). For small charities this scenario could cripple them.
I know statutory sick leave exists but this does not pay salaries of cover staff.
My charity is trying to decide what occupational sick leave allowance to offer staff, based on the above. If no protection exists we will have to offer less.