"For example, someone has migraines," said Bryon Bass, senior vice president, absence management practice at Sedgwick CMS. "We don't know when they will hit. The employee goes to the health care provider who certifies that based on their medical condition they need to miss six days a month if they have a migraine."
The nature of intermittent absences is such that it may catch employers off guard with no one to take up the slack of the employee taking the leave. Increasingly, employees are using this form of leave. Employers need to understand how individuals are using intermittent absences and ensure it is not abused, Bass said.
April 15, 2013
Copyright 2013© LRP Publications