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Managing Absence - A Practical Guide - Edinburgh

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.

Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Time: 12:15 - 14:00

Location: bto solicitorsOne Edinburgh Quay, EH3 9QG

Speakers:

David Hoey, Partner & Accredited Specialist

Douglas Strang, Associate


Audience:

HR Personnel, Employers and Employees

Programme:

12:15 Registration

12:30 Seminar

13:30 Discussion & buffet lunch


Fee:

This seminar is free of charge

Description:

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:

  • A brief reminder of the legal principles
  • Medical evidence and consulting with the employee
  • Disability and reasonable adjustments
  • 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.

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