Employee Absence Due to Work-Related Stress – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 18 January 2022
Claire Macken
Issues covered: Work-Related Stress; Absence and Sickness; Constructive Dismissal

An employee is absent from work and has submitted a medical certificate citing work related stress. This employee is currently engaged in an ongoing disciplinary process. How do we handle this?

It is not uncommon for an employee to go on sickness absence once a disciplinary process has been initiated. Such a scenario presents a difficulty for employers as they are faced with the task of dealing with parallel processes i.e.. dealing with the absence from the workplace and the disciplinary process. It is important that an employer manages the situation carefully and fairly, and in line with its own policies and procedures.

The legal position

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

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This article is correct at 18/01/2022

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