Handling employee absence, whether long or short-term, is not always straightforward and can be a challenge to get right. Get it wrong and you will have at best a disgruntled employee, at worst an employment tribunal claim to defend. Following a fair procedure is of course a key requirement to help ensure you make the right decisions and avoid claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination. Nevertheless it can be difficult to decide what to do for the best, both for your business and for the employee.
Our focus will be on helping you manage better your difficult sickness related absence cases. We will explain best practice and highlight potential mistakes to avoid. We will also discuss alternative options including the benefits (and risks) of offering terms of settlement.
This half-day master class will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to tackle successfully your employee absence cases. Clear explanations, step-by-step guidance incorporating the speakers’ many years of experience, and case studies will be key features of this master class to help ensure you are brought fully up to date about this essential area of HR management.
Who should attend?
All HR professionals and other senior managers who have responsibility for managing employees will find this master class of real value and assistance.
Date and time
Thursday 29 September 2016. You can arrive from 08.30 but the master class will start at 09.15 and conclude by 1.00pm after which lunch will be available.
Trinity Park Felixstowe Road Ipswich Suffolk IP3 8UH where there is ample FREE car parking and good road and rail connections
£95.00 + VAT + Eventbrite booking fee per person
Additional delegates £69.00 + VAT + Eventbrite booking fee per person
Topics to be covered
- Sickness absence policies and procedures
- Understanding the legal framework
- Managing an employee’s absence
- Return to work procedures
- Pregnancy-related illness
- Holidays and sick employees
- Notice pay for sick employees
- Disability discrimination complications
- Reasonable adjustments
- Medical evidence and advice
- The Fit for Work Service
- HR procedures for handling long-term sickness absence
- Permanent health insurance
- Ill-health retirements and pensions
- Frustration of the contract of employment
- Protected conversations
- Negotiating settlement agreements