Phased Return Following Long Term Absence
Following long term absence the arrangements are that an employee who returns to work on a phased return as recommended by Occupational Health will be entitled to be paid for a period of up to 4 weeks at their normal contractual pay.
If the phased return needs to extend beyond 4 weeks, the employee will be expected to contribute any accrued annual leave. However, if an employee does not wish to use their annual leave they can opt to be paid according to the actual hours worked during the phased return period.
(Phased returns should not normally last for periods of longer than 8 weeks).
STAC(TCS02)2020 - Phased Return to Work.pdf