In a word yes of course it is.
Managers are only bothered about their office sick figures in ours it has to be below 4 % of else he gets s**t from the D.S.M, this leads to the said bullying tactics of which you have written.
The fact is they bend the attendance rules to do this and the union(well here anyway) turns a blind eye to it or allow it to happen as they want an easy life.
The ringing you up daily and texting is only acceptable if you agreed to it at the start of your absence, usually you would arrange to be contacted once a week say on the Friday or before you attend any hospital or medical appointments to keep them in the loop, it is not acceptable to have to be in effect under house arrest, and is against employment law where you MUST be allowed to self certificate for the first week off without being put at a detriment, it could even be a breach of your human rights to a private life if excessive.
6. How should contact be made while an employee is away from work due to illness?
Employees have a responsibility to notify their manager as soon as possible before the beginning of their shift or usual work start time in accordance with local arrangements for their office or work location. The employee should advise the manager of the reason for their absence, the likely duration and anticipated return date. Where the employee’s absence is going to be longer than a few days then the manager and the employee should agree how they will remain in contact during the period of absence. This would include the level of contact, how often and the method by which contact will take place, for example this could be by email or telephone conversation. Where the absence is not likely to last more than a few days further contact should not normally be necessary. Where the absence is longer term it is recommended that contact should be maintained on a weekly basis throughout the period of absence.
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