Employee sickness issues
It is a fact of working life that employees will be absent due to sickness from time to time but when absence is not due to genuine sickness or it is prolonged, it can be a difficult situation to manage, both for other employees who have to cover workloads and also financially for your business.
In these situations it is essential that sickness absence is managed fairly and sensitively to ensure that you do not discriminate against an employee who is absent due to a disability related reason.
Our employment law experts are skilled in advising managers and business owners on how to manage sickness in relation to long and short term absences.
Our team will work with you to help resolve the issues encountered with individual employees and can also help put in place firm-wide policies to provide clarity for you and your employees moving forward.