Sickness and absence

Sickness and absence guidance:

FORTHCOMING CHANGE: In Budget March 2020, the government announced that certain eligible SSP costs will be refunded to small and medium-sized employers. The eligibility...

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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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This Practice Note covers an Equality Act 2010 provision which had no equivalent under the law which applied before 1 October 2010. What amounts to discrimination arising...

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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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[Insert in para 8.2 of claim form ET1:] 1 The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as a [service engineer] from [insert date]. [[His OR Her OR Their] contract of...

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[Insert in para 8.2 of claim form ET1:] 1 The Claimant was employed by the Respondent from [insert date] as a [enter details of position held by Claimant]. 2 The Claimant...

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[Insert in para 6.1 of response form ET3:] 1 It was an express term of the Claimant's employment as [a storeman] that the theft of supplies would result in instant...

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[Insert in para 6.1 of response form ET3:] 1 The Claimant, who was employed as [a building labourer], had been continuously absent from work for [10] weeks when the...

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[Insert: in para 6.1 of response form ET3:] 1 The Claimant had been employed by [insert name of employer] as a [set out job title, eg branch manager]. 2 On [insert date]...

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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 been, absent...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) [As discussed with you on [insert date], we OR...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) I am writing to confirm the outcome of our...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) [[OPTION 1: failure of Return to Work...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) Further to the capability meeting on [insert...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) We would like you to attend a meeting to...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper of employer] [Date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) Following our most recent meeting with...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) We would like you to attend [a OR a...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) Further to the capability meeting on [insert...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper of employer] [Date] Dear [insert name of employee], Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company) I am writing to [inform you of OR...

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[Insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], I have received your letter dated [insert date of employee's letter of appeal] in which you have appealed against the...

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[Insert date] Dear [insert name of employee], I write to [announce OR confirm] the decision that has been made by [insert name(s) and job title(s)], following the hearing...

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[insert date] [insert name and address of doctor] Private and confidential Dear [insert doctor’s name] Request for report on [insert employee’s name and date of birth] We...

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Date:[insert date] Employee name:[insert name] Employee date of birth[insert date of birth] Employee address:[insert address] Employer name:[insert name] Private and...

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