What we expect
For organisations with 51+ employees:
- Do you have clear, fair and transparent policies that support and encourage employee well-being including a sickness policy which clearly outlines both employee and employer responsibilities and bans unreasonable penalties for legitimate sickness?
- Do you promote access to impartial support and advice for employees with physical and mental health needs?
If the answer to any of the above questions is no, the question is followed up by:
- Do you commit going forwards to do so?
For organisations with less than 50 employees (streamlined version):
- Do you actively support and encourage employee well-being treating those with legitimate sickness in a fair and respectful manner and promote access to impartial support and advice for employees with physical and mental health needs (this can include signposting to NHS services or charities)?
Evidence base – why is the Employee well-being component needed?