Sickness or holiday?

Recent cases, particularly Fraser v Southwest London Saint George’s Mental Health Trust, make it clear that employees on an extended period of sickness can choose to take some of that sickness as holiday. This has always been a grey area. It can reasonably be argued that taking a holiday break during illness can aid recuperation. […]

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Sick at Christmas?

Employees sometimes use subterfuges for getting the time they want off at Christmas and one is to claim illness. It is entirely appropriate to challenge an employee about the nature of an illness at Christmas, and especially so if they have asked for, and been refused time off. But it is best to start from […]

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