PHI Dismissal - employee on sick leave for 3 years, how do we let her go?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 December 2018
Q. A member of staff has been absent on sick leave, still sickly, for the past three years. She has been able to access a generous PHI, permanent health insurance package, and has continued to accrue annual leave entitlement and generous pension contributions and pay rises. Unfortunately, our HR team has not been in touch with the employee on a regular basis. We were recently audited and advised to let her go. Please advise on the best way to handle this issue.
Seamus: I think on first blush of the question, the concern was really around the fact that there hadn't been regular contact with the employee, and obviously that's recommendable that when you have an employee out on long-term
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