Job Retention and Rehabilitation Pilot: Employers' management of long-term sickness absence

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  • K Nice
  • P Thornton


Publication details

DatePublished - 2004
PublisherCorporate Document Services
Place of PublicationLeeds
Volumevol. 227
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Report


The study explored how employers view and deal with sickness absence. It was
commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions to inform work undertaken
through the Government’s Job Retention and Rehabilitation Pilot (JRRP), which is trialling ways of helping people on sick leave to return to work. In-depth interviews were carried out with 53 representatives with differing roles in 22 public, private and voluntary sector organisations in four of the six pilot areas. The main aims were to understand how sickness absence policies translate into practice and to investigate any needs for extra help or information to manage sickness absence.

    Research areas

  • ill/disabled adults, health services issues


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