Managing Sickness Absence
Managing sickness absence can be tricky, particularly because an employer cannot run a one size fits all process to manage it. If employers get it wrong, not only can it damage ongoing employee relations, but it can also result in tribunal claims.
This breakfast briefing will highlight issues common to both short-term and long-term absences, steps employers can take to actively manage sickness absence, as well as reviewing common legal issues and pitfalls including those arising from long term sickness related terminations.
Who should attend?
Anyone with management responsibility.
What will be included in the session?
- Contact during absence
- Conducting return to work interviews
- How to progress if absence becomes a problem
- Use of medical evidence and data protection considerations
- Disability discrimination
- Stress related illnesses