Managing Absences in the Workplace

Posted in : Templates and Checklists ROI on 10 February 2015
Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin
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Absence management in the workplace is a full time job! It’s also a legal labyrinth. Rising stress levels in the workplace in recent years have led to increased absence rates. Linda has prepared a handy checklist for employers on dealing with various absences issues such as:

1. Managing absences generally;
2. Managing sickness absences;
3. Managing persistent short term absences;
4. Managing long term absences;
5. Dealing with stress certs;
6. Compassionate Leave; and
7. Force Majeure Leave.

The checklist is designed to give employers guidance on the questions to ask themselves when dealing with various absences. Asking these questions in advance will help prevent the legal issues that can arise

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Linda Hynes
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