Coughs, Sneezes and Employees' Wheezes

Posted in : HR Updates on 1 February 2010
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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In the midst of winter how do employers manage staff illness? Here is a summary of some of the key issues regularly handled by Croner’s helpline advisers.

Often referred to as intermittent sickness, this is a situation where an employee’s minor and usually unconnected illnesses result in frequent periods of absence from work.

Many employers may realise that they have an absence problem with a particular member of staff, but because of a lack of management time or poor administrative procedures may not know exactly how much time has been taken off. If you are going to consider taking disciplinary action against a member of staff for poor attendance, it is important to have

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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