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Disability Leave


 

Disability Leave is paid time away from work for disabled employees (or employees who are the main carer for someone with a disability) who need treatment, rehabilitation or assessment related to their disability.

 

This type of leave is not sickness absence and should not be treated as such. It may be for a long or short period of time, and may or may not be pre-planned. is paid time away from work for disabled employees (or employees who are the main carer for someone with a disability) who need treatment, rehabilitation or assessment related to their disability. This type of leave is not sickness absence and should not be treated as such. It may be for a long or short period of time, and may or may not be pre-planned.

 

A management or self-referral must be completed (please view the Occupational Health section for more information), in order to obtain confirmation of a condition likely to be covered by the Equality Act 2010 for the employee to qualify to utilise the University's Disability Leave Policy.


A Notification of Disability Form must be completed initially by the employee, to inform the University and thereafter a Special Leave Form​ must be completed, and signed off for any disability related absences the employee has.


 


 

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