All items: Misconduct

  • Legal opinion: When can sickness absence be treated as a conduct issue?

    8 October 2013

    An employee's absence from work due to illness or injury is usually not their fault. However, there can be situations where the circumstances that caused the illness were within the employee's control, in which case the employer may be entitled to treat any further absence as a conduct issue. Jesse Turner, senior solicitor in the employment, pensions and benefits team at Brodies LLP, explains.

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