Bradford Factor Advice for Individuals and Employers

Whilst we provide general guidance about the origins of the bradford factor, which we hope both employers and employees find useful, we do not and cannot offer HR or legal advice, and are unable to comment on specific cases.  If you need help, we recommend the following sources:


If you have questions about when and how the bradford factor should be used, or whether or not certain types of absence should be excluded, we recommend speaking to one of our specialist Employment Law partners or HR Consultants.

Our partners are not part of our business, and any arrangement is between you and them, however they are familiar with Activ Absence.  We are confident that they are experts in their field and are fully capable of giving a high level of support to our clients.


Employers and employees can also seek free guidance from the conciliation service ACAS by telephoning  0300 123 1100 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday).


If you have any questions about your bradford factor score (or any other HR issue) , you should first of all contact your line manager or HR Manager.  In our experience, they are normally happy to go through your calculations with you and will correct any errors if necessary.

If your HR Manager cannot help, and you still feel unhappy, then we recommend you can seek advice from your trade union (if you have one), an advice service such as Citizens Advice or ACAS, or contact your local solicitor.