Managing Absence - A Practical Guide
Long term absence can be damaging and disruptive. One of the most frequent issues we are asked to advise on is that of managing absence, whether repeated short term absences or (more often) long term absence. This session will consider what legal obligations exist in this area and provide some real practical guidance to help employers handle these difficult cases, with a focus on real life examples and case studies. We will cover:
o A brief reminder of the legal principles
o Medical evidence and consulting with the employee
o Disability and reasonable adjustments
o Problem cases:
The un-cooperative employee
The employee who is too stressed to speak to you
Unhelpful medical advice
Conflicting medical advice
Adjustments that will be expensive and/or disruptive
The employee who always recovers just in time to avoid dismissal
Employees going on holiday and having fun while too sick to work
Invaluable guidance on how to minimise the pain and maximise the return for your organisation.
Please find attached full details of our employment team’s new lunchtime seminar programme.
Each seminar is free of charge and will take place in our Edinburgh office.
The sessions will commence at 12.30pm, followed by discussion and a buffet lunch at 1.30pm.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org