Managing Absences

We are here to assist

Employees having accidents or  illnesses are an inevitable part of the employment landscape, impacting employers from time to time.  However, when short-term or long-term sickness absence becomes a persistent concern, it can significantly impact your organisation’s ability to achieve its business goals. Managing these issues requires a compassionate, fair, and transparent internal process that not only minimises the risk of compensation claims but also prioritises the well-being of your team.

UK employment law mandates that you treat your employees fairly. Discriminating against employees who qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 – such as by failing to make reasonable adjustments – can expose your organisation to severe reputation damage and substantial compensation claims. It is essential to strike a balance between compliance with legal requirements and demonstrating a commitment to the welfare of your workforce.

To assist you in navigating this intricate terrain, our comprehensive legal and practical support encompasses the following key areas:

Absence Management Policy Development

We specialise in drafting absence management policies that are not only legally compliant but also tailored to your organisation's unique needs. These policies outline clear procedures for reporting absences and provide guidance on employee responsibilities.

Disability Discrimination Consultation

Our legal experts offer guidance on the potential disability discrimination implications of various absence situations. We ensure that your absence management practices align with the Equality Act 2010, reducing the risk of legal repercussions.

Complex Absence Management

Dealing with complex absence scenarios can be challenging. Our team of solicitors is here to guide you through these situations, providing sound legal advice and helping you navigate the intricacies of employment law.