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Long term continuous absence & sickness in the workplace

Doctors note

Long term continuous absence & sickness absences that have mounted up.

 

Long Term:

How soon can an employer act?

What basis can you act on?

Do you have access to medical reports?

Beware, some conditions you may not recognise can be classed as a 'disability'.

The risk is discrimination or unfair dismissal if not handled very carefully.

 

Sickness absences that have mounted up:

Average UK sick leave is around 7 to 8 days, a little more in some industries.

Managing sickness absence helps fulfill an employer's Duty of Care.

How could you as an employer go about it?

Enjoy this podcast from Brian Wilson from the HR Department:

 

HR Department- Episode 11: Long term continuous absence & sickness in the workplace

Brian Wilson from the HR Department stopped by to discuss how an employer should go about long term continuous absence & sickness in the workplace.