Human Resources

Failure to return to work

In the event that an employee finds themselves unable to return to work on the due date he/she must, in advance of this date, contact the College to inform them of the reasons for the delay and support such reasons with any available proof e.g. medical certificates, proof of changes to the travel itinerary out of the control of the employee.

Where there is a failure to return on the due date, and no alternative return date has been agreed, the unauthorised absence could potentially be considered to be gross misconduct.  If the subsequent investigation does not find that the delayed return and lack of communication is justified, the employee will be summarily dismissed from the College’s employment in accordance with Birkbeck’s Disciplinary Procedure. 

back to top
The HR team is based on the first floor of Egmont House
Postal address: Human Resources, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX