Sickness absence can have a significant impact on your organisation and will often be costly.
From short term intermittent absence to longer periods of time off, employers need to be managing these issues well to maximise the chances of staff returning to work and functioning effectively. If that’s not possible, employers may need to take steps to more actively manage the situation.
Ensuring the process is legally compliant and that managers follow the correct processes, take appropriate medical advice and consider the key issues will minimise risk to your organisation
This session interactive session will guide delegates through these particular issues and equip them with practical skills to deal with them effectively.
Who should attend?
Anyone involved with running or advising on employee investigations, whether HR, Legal, business owner or manager.
- Long term -v- short term absence
- Getting great medical advice
- Keeping in touch and consulting with employees
- Dismissing sick employees fairly
- Other tricky issues and avoiding Tribunal claims
- Dealing with tricky issues, such as requests for anonymity, uncooperative witnesses & preserving evidence.
The Legal 500 2021: EmploymentActons advise on a wide range of employment and HR issues for owner-managed businesses and SMEs, as well as household name clients such as Iceland Foods and Bistrot Pierre. The team's key strengths include advising on Employment Tribunals, absence management and providing training. James Symons, who was promoted to director, is 'friendly, calm and incredibly knowledgeable'. Practice head Nic Elliott is an 'engaging partner' and maintains a strong 'rapport' with his clients.
The Legal 500 2023: Employment"Actons is a growing employment law team focused on advising employers on employment tribunals, absence management and TUPE. The practice is also a founding member of the East Midlands HR Network, a not-for-profit organisation which runs HR events for professionals in the region. Nic Elliott heads the wider employment and dispute resolution practice, where he advises on the exit of senior employees and day to day employee relations. He also runs employee-related investigations, including fraud, discrimination, whistleblowing and grievances. James Symons is highlighted for tribunal work."