I work for the Co-op, and they've recently brought in a new system for dealing with sicknesses. After 4 absences in a 12 month period, it triggers an investigation. It's supposed to catch out skivers. Back in November, i was injured at Catterick, whilst on CIC, and ended up being off work for 3 weeks. Despite the fact that i saw 2 medics, 1 military doc and eventually a civvy doc when i got home, my employer is still including these 3 weeks as 'absence', even though i have given them plenty proof from my doctor that i was injured. As i was off work for one day last week, this has brought my 12 month absence total to 4, thus triggering an investigation, which i'll probably experience sometime next week. Although dismissal is unlikely, this 3 week absence is still the difference between an investigation and no investigation, so it could potentially, however slim the chances are, be the difference between a job and no job. My question is, can my employer legally use that absence, as my injury sustained whilst on duty?