Editor's message: Managing cases of long-term sickness absence requires specific tools and techniques. As an employer, you will need to manage cases of long-term sickness in a compassionate and compliant manner, while at the same time minimising the impact on the business.
Managing a successful return-to-work for an employee who has been absent from work is not always straightforward, particularly if you are required to make reasonable adjustments.
For detailed information on managing a phased return to work, see How To> How to implement a phased return to work after long-term sickness absence.
Noelle Murphy, HR practice editorial team leader
To find out how employers are responding to the challenge of long-term absences, XpertHR is conducting a survey into this issue - and would welcome your help.
Updated to include information on Sobczyszyn v Szkola Podstawowa W Rzeplinie, in which the ECJ confirmed that holiday can be carried forward where the employee was unable to take it because of sickness absence.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) reiterated that if sickness prevents a worker from taking annual leave, his or her annual leave can be carried forward into the next holiday year. Bethan Odey summarises the case.
The important TUPE case BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another, which was set to be heard by the Court of Appeal in 2017, has settled. The Court of Appeal was expected to consider the status of employees on long-term sick leave during a TUPE transfer.
A date has now been set for the Court of Appeal hearing in BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another, on the status of employees on long-term sick leave during a TUPE transfer.
Eversheds partner Naeema Choudry joins us to discuss how the Fit for Work service can benefit employers, even if they already have their own occupational health provision.
We provide the latest on BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another, on the status of employees on long-term sick leave during a TUPE transfer, which will now to go to a full Court of Appeal hearing.
A senior judge has granted permission for the TUPE case BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another to go to a full Court of Appeal hearing. The case examines whether or not an employee on indefinite sick leave, but retained in employment, transfers under TUPE.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to managing long-term sickness.