Employment Law Advice Session: Effective Absence Management

29 September 2010

Thank you to everyone who attended the Effective Absence Management seminar.

Feedback from the seminar included:

“Hilary was excellent. Her pace was excellent. A very energetic session.”

“Hilary had very good knowledge! Good that she gave alternatives. Comfortable to ask questions.”

“Working through a case study was a very useful and interesting way to present the information.”

“Excellent. Very knowledgeable presenter. Good presentation style, great use of examples throughout.”

“Very engaging.”

“Well put together.”

We’d like to invite you to an Employment Law advice session with Kervin & Barnes Solicitors on Wednesday 29th September 2010.

This free event is specifically aimed at the HR and senior recruitment contacts within our network as well as senior technologists with team management responsibilities. Unfortunately if you don’t fall into this category we can’t offer you a place at the session but if you are interested in the topic, please get in touch as we may look into running an event with a similar theme for a larger audience at a later date.

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2010

Time: 5:30 – 7pm

Location: womenintechnology offices, 114 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JH.

An interactive workshop, designed to take you through a real case scenario, at each stage evaluating actions to be taken and the potential ramifications of getting it wrong. The workshop will be followed by a short group discussion facilitated by a senior employment lawyer with over 15 years’ experience.

The whole session will guide you on how to manage absence lawfully and also consider answers to questions like:

  • What if the employee doesn’t answer our letters?
  • What if they’re caring for a sick or dying relative?
  • A colleague says they’re not really sick ­ how do I handle that?
  • Does the Disability Discrimination Act allow me to dismiss someone with a long-term illness?
  • What does the ACAS Code of Practice require me to do?
  • Do I have to pay if an employee goes off during a disciplinary investigation?  What do I do about progressing the matter while they’re off?
  • Are there any differences in the treatment of short- and long-term absences?
  • How do I explain their absence to the team if the employee doesn’t want me to talk about their condition?

This session will be presented by Hilary Norris from Kervin & Barnes. There are limited places for this session so if you are interested in attending, please contact Sarah Lilley at slilley@womenin.co.uk including the following details:

  • First Name
  • Surname
  • Company
  • Job Title
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Maggie Berry at mberry@womenin.co.uk or on +44 (0)20 7422 9214.