Are we obliged to pay employees during phased return to work?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 June 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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We are reviewing our sickness policy and are addressing phased returns to encourage employees back to work. In order to make this mutually beneficial, we want to ensure that it's financially viable for employers to engage in phased returns, but are unsure what, if any, financial obligations we have.

Seamus: Yeah. Well, I mean, I think that, looking at phased returns, I think that phased returns are always of a benefit if you can get the employee back to work with the assistance of a phased return. And it's certainly a positive step, but we tend to come across phased returns more with the footnotes that we receive whenever an employee is intend to come back to work or, alternatively,

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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