Requesting a fit note just got easier

Document scanner, expiry notifications, and a secure online system are all included.

BrightHR Team

Dealing with employee long-term sickness can be a tricky process, especially if you’re a small business and you’ve never had to deal with this situation before. One of the trickier, and often time-consuming, parts of the process has to be when you need to request a fit note.

A doctor's fit note is required from an employee when they’ve been off for more than seven days in a row (including non-working days), and will tell an employer if the employee is either ‘not fit for work’ or ‘may be fit for work’.

But when should you request a fit note from your employee? How do you request it? How do they return it to you, and what’s the proper way to process and store it? Plus how do you track when someone’s fit note expires?

Well, with BrightHR’s app it’s easy. You can request a fit note at the click of a button and with our new document scanner your employees can take a picture of a document with their phone; it automatically identifies the edges of the document, crops the image and then uploads straight into your secure online system. What’s more, our system will notify you when the fit note expires so you can take the necessary action. Take a look how easy it is with our document scanner video:

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