Sickness and absence

Sickness and absence guidance:

Dealing with an employee who is off sick for long periods, or for one continuous, long period is complex and requires a particularly careful procedure, which must be well...

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The term 'malingerer' is used in this Practice Note to refer to an employee who is absent and gives illness or injury as the reason for absence, but the employer: • does...

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Many employers find dealing with this type of absence particularly frustrating, as often the employee will have periods of good attendance, interspersed by short...

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An employee who is pregnant may take time off sick, either due to a pregnancy-related sickness or due to illness unconnected to the pregnancy. As a separate issue, an...

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. Stress is not...

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Employees are protected against dismissal and from suffering a detriment for reasons related to pregnancy, childbirth and maternity leave. Protection against detriment An...

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This Practice Note considers the definition of disability for the purposes of protection from discrimination and other prohibited conduct under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA...

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Nature of the duty The duty to make reasonable adjustments (referred to below simply as 'the duty') comprises three requirements. The element that is common to all three...

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Medical evidence obviously plays an important role in prohibited conduct claims under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) which rely on the protected characteristic of...

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This Practice Note considers various practical issues which arise in relation to the entitlement to annual leave and holiday pay of workers who are, or have...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data...

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This Practice Note sets outs the issues an employer will need to consider when seeking medical reports on employees and prospective employees. Before obtaining a medical...

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This Practice Note sets out the law regarding discrimination because of pregnancy, pregnancy-related illness or maternity under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010). A...

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The Pregnant Workers Directive 92/85/EEC (PWD) requires Member States of the EU to implement measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of...

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UPDATE: Proposals for reducing ill health-related job loss have been set out in a government consultation running from 15 July 2019 to 7 October 2019. Proposals include:...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The smoke-free provisions of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 (not yet in force) replace, in Wales, the current regime under the Health Act 2006....

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