What can an employer do if an employee goes out sick with stress during a disciplinary process?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 7 January 2014
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

Sickness absence during a disciplinary process on grounds of stress or anxiety is not uncommon, however, an employee who is unfit to work may nevertheless still be fit to attend a disciplinary hearing if, for example, the stress is related to the employee’s day to day work, or indeed, if other arrangements can be made to accommodate the employee concerned. In Northern Ireland, it is important to remember that the minimum statutory dispute resolution procedures must still be followed. In these circumstances, the following will normally apply as a matter of good practice:- * the employer

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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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