Why it’s crucial to handle your absence issues correctly
Handling absence at work can be challenging. But if you ignore your wide-ranging legal duties as an employer you could be facing, and potentially losing, a disastrous Employment Tribunal. Employment Tribunals waste valuable management time and money, damage morale and can ruin your reputation. And if you lose, the financial consequences to your business can prove terminal.
All your absence questions answered
As an Employment Law Extra customer, you’ll receive detailed, trustworthy and practical advice and support on the following absence-related topics:
- Notifying/ Recording Illness
- Persistent Short-Term Absence
- Persistent Long-Term Absence
Your regularly updated 170 downloadable policies, procedures, forms and letters
Our “What the Law Says” section gives clear and concise advice on absence and all your other latest legal obligations as an employer. Invest in either Smart 100 or Smart 200 and you’ll also get 170 regularly updated downloadable documents including your own:
- Absence Record
- Absence Request Form
- Authorisation For Disclosure Of Medical Information
- Authorisation For Disclosure Of Medical Information – Explanatory Note
- Capability Ill-Heath (Full Range Of Documents)
- Company Rules
- Dealing With Employees With Disabilities
- Illness Self-Certificate
- Letter To Doctor Requesting Medical Report
- Procedure for Notifying Absence
- Short Term Absence Warning and Interview Letters
There are also separate sections on discipline and grievance.
Advice from reputable lawyers (in plain English)
Every one of your documents is written and prepared in plain English by a team of fully qualified, highly reputable employment lawyers. Because when it comes to employment law, you need advice you can both understand and trust.
Absence-related legislation you need to be aware of
Smart 100 and Smart 200 give you a practical, expert and working guide to what the following legislation means to your business:
- The Access to Medical Reports Act 1988
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- The Employment Rights Act 1996
- The Employment Act 2008 and the ACAS Code of Practice 2009
- The Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004
Important new legal developments – are you at risk?
The Employment Act 2008 makes provisions about the procedure for the resolution of employment disputes.
The statutory dismissal procedures were repealed with effect from 6 April 2009 and replaced by the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures 2009. The Code applies to conduct and performance issues, covering some - but not all - absences from work.
Do you know what the Code means for your business? And the potential penalties if you don’t?