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Should the Bradford points factor be used for pre planned

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Should the Bradford points factor be used for pre planned sick leave for a necessary operation ?

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Please can you provide some more information? Are you the employee and if so, how long have you worked for this employer?

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I am an employee of ten years
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Thanks for your patience. The use of the Bradford scoring system is not really detailed in law and it is mainly down to employers to decide how to use and apply it. They do need to be careful about how it is applied in relation to absences linked to a condition that is a disability, but apart from that they can make the main decisions on when to use it and how to apply it.

Legally, it is entirely possible for the Bradford scoring to be used for a pre-planned operation because, after all, this is still sickness-related absence (in other words you are unfit to come into work and it is treated as sickness). To be off sick from work does not just cover unplanned sickness - it can also include planned absences for treatment or rehabilitation. So yes, the Bradford scoring can be used by the employer if needed, even if this was pre-planned absence, as there is nothing in law which states that it can't.

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