Long and Short Term Sickness

An employee’s absence will either be short term and sporadic, making it difficult to plan for staffing levels and outputs, or it will be long term as a result of a serious illness.

The procedure that applies to dealing with these situations is quite different and we can guide you through these, including when to refer employees to specialists and occupational health specialists.

We can also advise on the potential for disability discrimination claims to be made and the obligations on an employer to make reasonable adjustments to try and alleviate any disadvantage that a disabled employee may be inadvertently subjected to because of their disability.

For more information please call us on 01235 841506