So, I was recently off for two days due to flu, post weekend, and I'm now returning to work. I have to complete a self assessment form, and complete an interview with my line manager. This is the policy set for all instances of sick leave regardless of length or reason.
Upon reviewing the self assessment form I was somewhat set back by the questions:
This must be specific. For absence related to dependants or compassionate, details of the relationship should be provided. For absence related to illness words like ‘sick’ or ‘ill’ will not suffice.
Did you receive medication from
- your doctor Yes [ ] No [ ]
self prescribed from chemist Yes [ ] No [ ]
Please give names/details of any medication being taken, prescribed or otherwise:
So, my question is... Is it common practice to request such granular level of detail such as medication for basic office work (software development) sick leave, and are you at liberty to provide it?
I can't fathom what they would even do with the medication information given we don't employ pharmacists.
Update: Posting from UK, England.