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Sick Leave - Glossary

Uncertified/Self Certified sick leave | Sick Leave of up to and including two consecutive working days which is not certified by a doctor

Certified Sick Leave | Sick leave which has been certified by a doctor.  All absences in excess of two consecutive working days must be covered by a doctor's medical certificate

Frequent short-term absence | Normally, absences of 1-2 days at a time, on five or more occasions in a 12 month period. 

Long-term absence | Absences lasting more than four consecutive weeks

Unauthorised absence | when a staff member's absence (1) has not been notified to and approved by the appropriate manager (2) is not supported by a doctor's medical certificate by the third day of the absence

Occupational Health Physician | a provider of independent medical advice