Tuesday 12 July 2016, 2:00pm BST
What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?
Some forms of leave require employers to pay the employee as if they were still at work, but organisations are not obliged to pay during other forms of absence.
How do various types of leave affect employee rights? How should employers manage attendance fairly, without running the risk of discrimination or underpaying workers?
Leave and absence: managing attendance fairly
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Cascade HR, looks at the legal and practical aspects of various types of leave: sickness absence, holiday and different forms of parental leave. It also looks at compassionate leave, jury service and time off for dependants.
Attendees will be given a sneak preview of XpertHR’s 2016 absence survey, so they can understand how their organisation’s sickness absence levels compare to others.
The webinar will also look at:
- what is legal and what is good practice;
- case law surrounding employees’ rights to overtime pay or commission when on leave;
- how mismanagement of leave can be judged as discrimination; and
- initiatives to help tackle absence problems.
Personnel Today editor Rob Moss is joined by three expert speakers: Marie Walsh, director and solicitor at Consilia Legal; Ceri Widdett, barrister at Exchange Chambers; and Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor at XpertHR.
About our speakers
Marie Walsh is director and solicitor at Consilia Legal, an experienced employment lawyer who has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients throughout her 13 years of practice. She is well known and respected among her peers for her straightforward, no-nonsense approach to issues and her common sense attitude. She acts predominantly on behalf of businesses and senior executives in all areas of employment law.
Ceri Widdett is a barrister at Exchange Chambers. She has extensive experience of equality law in cases covering all types of discrimination and represents clients on a variety of aspects of employment law, including whistleblowing. She has advised and acted on behalf of numerous local authorities and unions including the Police Federation and the Metropolitan Police Service.
Noelle Murphy is senior HR practice editor at XpertHR. With a background in qualitative and quantitative research and psychology, she is responsible for many of XpertHR employment research surveys and has focused on topics including absence and attendance, learning and development and employee benefits.
This webinar was originally broadcast on 12 July 2016 , 2:00 PM BST