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How long do you need to be off before you can leave on health grounds?

boultonpaula Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 2022 in Work and employment
Hi does anyone know how long you need to be off before you can leave on health grounds please


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    There is no fixed time it is up to you if you want to leave 

    However most companies have a medical dismissal process they follow so that may he the better option than leaving on your own accord and sometimes they pay a severance payment 

    You need to check out the company policy . If there is no chance of a return to work they can start the process 

    Again  You would also be better staying until any company sick pay ends 

    The start of the process is usually a referral to oh who will recommend future employment options 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @boultonpaula and welcome to the community :) Thanks for your query, I would echo Teddybear's advice and see if you can talk to your HR department if you have one, and your doctor.

    AdviceLocal might be worth looking at too, to find support and advice close to you.

    If you have any other questions, please do let us know, and enjoy exploring the forum- you can use categories to find particular topics for discussion.

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