Employees having accidents or illnesses are an inevitable part of the employment landscape, impacting employers from time to time. However, when short-term or long-term sickness absence becomes a persistent concern, it can significantly impact your organisation’s ability to achieve its business goals. Managing these issues requires a compassionate, fair, and transparent internal process that not only minimises the risk of compensation claims but also prioritises the well-being of your team.
UK employment law mandates that you treat your employees fairly. Discriminating against employees who qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 – such as by failing to make reasonable adjustments – can expose your organisation to severe reputation damage and substantial compensation claims. It is essential to strike a balance between compliance with legal requirements and demonstrating a commitment to the welfare of your workforce.
To assist you in navigating this intricate terrain, our comprehensive legal and practical support encompasses the following key areas: