What is a trigger point? Why are they important, and for what type of event should you have them?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 6 December 2021
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Sick Leave; Long-term absence; Trigger points

So in your discussion, Seamus, you mentioned trigger points in your policy. What do you mean by that? What is a trigger point, why are t=importanr and for what type of event should they be used?

Seamus: I think there was some confusion around that, but the triggers that I was focussing on during my seminar were really in relation to often you'll see within policies and procedures that deal with long-term absence, or absence in general, that there are certain time points that will trigger action by the employer in relation to the employee that has been on absence.

I think it's a good idea that certainly the expectation would be that you would have a record of absences for employees. It's

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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