An Employee is Planning to Undergo Cosmetic Surgery and has Requested Paid Leave under our Company Sick Pay Scheme. How do I Handle it?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 17 January 2024
Jack Balmer
Tughans LLP
Issues covered: Sick Pay, Leave, Discrimination

Tughans LLP on employment law and difficult workplace scenarios.

For January 2024, 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 informed us she is planning to undergo cosmetic surgery. She has confirmed her recovery time will be

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This article is correct at 17/01/2024

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.

Jack Balmer
Tughans LLP

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