An Employee who has had Repeated Periods of Short-term Sickness Absence: How do I Handle it?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 19 April 2023
Patricia Rooney
Tughans
Issues covered: Absence and Sickness

For April 2023, we have asked the employment team at Tughans LLP to provide practical answers to unusual, sensitive or complex work-related queries. We call this feature “How do I handle it?”

The articles are aimed at HR professionals and other managers who may need to deal, from time to time, with the less commonplace disputes at work; issues that may, if handled incorrectly, lead to claims of discrimination, constructive dismissal or some other serious difficulty.

This month’s problem concerns:

“We have an employee who has had repeated periods of short-term sickness absence. They have just given notification that they are sick again and off work. This is beginning to have an operational

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This article is correct at 19/04/2023
Disclaimer:

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Patricia Rooney
Tughans

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