Wednesday 5 June 2013 2:00pm BST
Employers have to expect a certain amount of staff sickness absence and many implement initiatives to keep such leave to a minimum. However, when employees suffer from conditions that can mean many weeks or months of absence from the workplace, employers need to manage these situations in a way that is compassionate, commercially realistic and legally compliant.
In this free 60-minute webinar, in association with XpertHR, Laurie Anstis sets out a five-step approach to managing long-term sickness absence, from when the employee goes off sick to, where possible, their successful return to work. He also explains how employers can implement a fair dismissal on the grounds of capability, where this becomes the only option.
His presentation will include:
- Remuneration during sickness absence
- Maintaining contact with the employee
- Referring the employee to occupational health/seeking a report from their GP
- Managing the return-to-work process.
Laurie Anstis is a senior associate with Boyes Turner, specialising in employment law. He acts as an advocate in employment tribunals across Britain and in the industrial tribunal in Northern Ireland. He is also an employment law trainer and member of the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee.