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Tag Archives: sickness absence

Dismissal for long term sickness absence – an employer’s guide

Dealing with long term sickness absence One of the most difficult issues for employers is dealing with long term sickness absence. Of course this is difficult for the employee also but in many respects, the employer is almost “walking a tightrope” in trying to balance it’s legitimate need to run a business, to know what [...]

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Access to an employee’s medical records

Access to Medical Records The Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 is legislation which enables individuals and employers to access medical reports for insurance and employment purposes. There are several reasons why an employer may require access to an individual’s medical reports such as: To ensure that the individual applying for the position fits the [...]

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Sick leave

SICK LEAVE:  EMPLOYEE RIGHTS There are an estimated 200 million sick days taken in a calendar year, causing an approximately £17 billion burden for the UK economy. UK legislation sets down a statutory minimum requirement for sick leave that every employee is entitled to. However, it is worth checking your employment contract, as this will [...]

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