In relation to long-term absences, what is an appropriate timeline for employers wishing to evoke the disciplinary process?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 6 December 2021 Issues covered: Long-term Absence; Contract of employment; Disciplinary
In relation to long-term absences, what is an appropriate timeline for employers wishing to evoke the disciplinary process?
Seamus: Well, again, just whenever we were talking briefly before, we were talking about some cases that we were aware of as to how long the sickness absence had been. It really shouldn't be at a point where absences are happening over a number of years.
Yes, it depends on the difficulty or the problem that the employee is incurring. If it's one of a medical nature, it is about keeping on top of that from a point of view of welfare meetings, the appropriate medical information. That will provide the employer with insight.
But the law also does say that if you're in a
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