We have a female member of staff who is about to undertake a course of IVF treament and will be needing time off work. It is likely to be about 1 day a week and I would be grateful to hear from anyone else with a similar experience and how the absence was treated – sickness, (paid or unpaid) annual leave, unpaid absence etc. Also, If the first atempt is unsuccessful how much additional time off should be permitted?

Any advise you could give would be appreciated as I am aware this is a grey area.
Sue Scott