Updated to include additional information on the risks of dismissing employees who are entitled to receive payments under a permanent health insurance scheme.
Updated to highlight the EAT decision in Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, in which a long-serving employee was dismissed for frequent and lengthy absences.
A line manager briefing setting out the importance of return-to-work meetings in reducing short-term sickness absence levels and helping to ensure that employees are engaged, productive and working to the best of their ability. The briefing provides practical guidance for line managers on holding return-to-work meetings, as well as providing "Talking points" for training sessions.
XpertHR's latest survey finds that sickness absence rates remain unchanged for 2019, but employers continue to underestimate the total cost of such absence to the business.
XpertHR's research into occupational sick pay looks at the benefits on offer, including any service requirements, and the circumstances in which sick pay may be withheld.
Jo Broadbent, counsel knowledge lawyer at law firm Hogan Lovells, discusses the legal framework protecting pregnant employees and the health and safety considerations employers should be aware of.
Darren Newman discusses tricky sickness absence related issues, including the relationship between sickness absence and disability discrimination, and the steps you can take to support an employee's return to work.
Practical guidance on managing an employee who goes on sickness absence while subject to a performance improvement plan (PIP), including dealing with short-term and long-term sickness absence; absence that is related to the performance management procedure; and when it may be appropriate to consider a settlement agreement.
We round up our resources that will help you manage workforce issues that can arise from severe winter weather. We provide guidance on likely scenarios, including where employees are late or unable to travel to work, or stay at home to look after children because schools are shut, as well as closure of your workplace.
Updated to include information on Awan v ICTS (UK) Ltd, in which the EAT held that an implied term prevented the dismissal of an employee with long-term disability cover.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to absence/attendance.