we have an employee who has been signed of with ‘anxiety, stress – work related’ (to quote fit note) for a month. This came entirely out of the blue as he had not raised any issues and there has not been an issue with the quality of his work.
My question arises from the situation that this employee has been seen out and about, by me and others, shopping, taking children to school etc.
Is this an issue? I don’t expect the guy to be bedridden, but it is a bit galling that he is well enough to continue a ‘normal’ life in the meantime.
I want his manager to ring him next week to discuss how we can get him back to work and what we can do to support him, but should I do anything about the fact that he is visible?
Thanks for your help.