Where do your domestic and household staff rate on the sickness ladder?
Of course staff are off sick from time to time and as an employer of domestic/household staff you accept this, but where do they sit on the average time-off ladder?
To know if you are being subject to a fair deal, you need to know what is the UK average.
The answer is that several recent surveys by different organisations have arrived at the same figure: 5 days a year.
That seems pretty reasonable, so now you can gauge your own staff situation.
Staff should give the reason for their absence and if possible an indication of when they estimate they will return. Remember that current rules are that after seven calendar days’ absence, they must send in a doctor’s note.
The Graham Agency, keeping you informed.