Absence Management

We are regularly instructed to advise on absence management issues ranging from persistent short term absenteeism to long term ill-health. We help with remedies, procedures and potential ancillary issues such as discrimination and unfair dismissal. Where the employee is no longer able to carry out their role we can guide you through the steps for a capability process. Where short term absenteeism and/or false sickness reporting is the issue we can guide you through the steps for a misconduct process. We will also draft the policies that will be critical to the business in dealing with such issues in the future.

Recent instructions include:

  • Drafting absence management policies and procedures.
  • Advising a retailer on the issues arising from an employee with alcohol and drug addiction.
  • Instructing occupational health advisors and medical experts for an employer dismissing a senior board member with long-term ill health issues.
  • Presenting seminars and work-shops (for clients and bodies such as CIPD).

For an overview of absence management and sickness, please click here.

As a result of their success, our team and our solicitors individually have received acclaim in the leading legal directories: Legal500 and Chambers & Partners.

If you would like to speak on a confidential basis to one of our solicitors about absence management, please call us on 0203 178 5360 or email info@kervinandbarnes.com.