Accidents and illnesses affect employees from time to time, that’s part and parcel of employing people.
However, persistent short-term or long-term sickness absence can have a detrimental effect on your ability to meet business objectives. Dealing with these issues requires a compassionate, fair and transparent internal process that covers your back from compensation claims, whilst ensuring your team’s welfare is taken care of.
Employment law obliges you to be ‘fair’ to employees. Discriminating against an employee who is considered disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 (by failing to make reasonable adjustments, for example) could leave you exposed to reputational damage, and large compensation claims.
Outset have your back
To help you navigate this tricky territory, our legal and practical support includes:
- Fixed price drafting of an absence management policy.
- Advising on the possible disability discrimination implications of any given absence situation.
- Guiding you through seemingly intractable and complex absence management situations.
Need to look at your absence management policy? Or dealing with an absence management situation that you can’t reslolve? Call Outset now.
Call us now for a friendly chat about your needs.