Attendance Management

Friday, January 14, 2022

Attendance management involves looking at the occasions when employees may be absent from the workplace and minimising the impact on an organisation. Absence occurs for many reasons, including sickness, holidays, maternity and parental leave and study leave.

Handout 3: Stress

Friday, January 14, 2022

Some stress can be beneficial — people need stimulation and challenge. If, however, stress is excessive and endured for long periods, it can lead to physical or mental ill health. The negative kind of stress may be caused by personal and domestic factors like bereavement, financial difficulties and problems with relationships, or by work-related factors such as:

Handout 5: Return to Work Interviews

Friday, January 14, 2022

Return to work interviews are a vital first stage in dealing with any kind of sickness or unauthorised absence because it is important:

Handout 7: Dismissal — Capability

Friday, January 14, 2022

Before taking any decision as to whether to terminate employment on the grounds of long-term sickness absence, the employer should consider:

Handout 8: Disability

Friday, January 14, 2022

Where an employee is classed as disabled under the Equality Act 2010, it will still be possible to follow the dismissal route if the disability makes it impossible for the employee to carry out the main functions of their job, provided no (further) adjustments are possible or reasonably practicable. There will also have to be extensive discussion with the employee about any possible reasonable adjustments which could include: