Long term and persistent short-term absence management

30 May 2013

In cooperation with the CIPD Central London Branch

Employment Briefing on 22 May 2013

Long term and persistent short-term absence management


Date/Time: Wed. 22 May 2013, 18:00pm for 18:30pm start.

Venue: The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London, W1J 5JD

Event Details: Sickness absence is a big issue for businesses, especially as significant costs are associated with high levels of employee absence. Managing sickness absence is a permanent hot potato for HR managers everywhere.

Gareth Kervin will provide a practical guide to help you develop a systematic approach to dealing with both long-term and persistent short-term absence. He will provide advice on how to deal with absences whilst avoiding unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and potential employee benefits based claims.

Speaker(s): Gareth Kervin ­- Managing Partner
Prior to setting up Kervin & Barnes, Gareth was a Partner in the Legal 500 rated Employment Team at a City law firm and in-house employment counsel at various global financial institutions.

Gareth is listed in Chambers and Partners 2013 as a leader in his field and has a reputation for being a focused, effective and commercially minded lawyer with the capacity and agility to deal with complex technical issues. He advises employer clients ranging from large international companies to smaller niche financial institutions on the full scope of employment related issues. He is a regular presenter on employment law updates, human resources topics and in-house training.


“Excellent, very informative, one of the best CIPD talks I have attended in over 10 years” – Paul Elliot, Imperial College London

“Absolutely spot on! Relevant and interesting. Above and beyond what I’d expected” – Joshua Karl, Southern Housing Group

To access our Absence Management Guide