About the Employee
The Return to Work Interview must be conducted after every absence. It should be private and confidential, informal, structured and factual,
carried out in a positive and supportive way, recorded and taken seriously.
Reason given for absence
Method of notification
Is absence due to an injury at work
If accident at work, has an accident report been completed
Return to Work Interview
For completion by the line manager (as appropriate)
"Welcome back" : Tell them why they've been missed. Explain that the RTW is not part of a disciplinary process.
How are you now?
Are you able to carry out your normal hours and duties?
What was the cause of your absence?
Was the absence related to an accident/incident at work?
Was an accident/incident report form filled-out?
Did you consult a doctor or other practitioner?
Are you on medication which may affect your performance?
What effects could this have?
Are there any issues that you would like to raise following the recent absence?
Summary of action points agreed to be taken