Boosting productivity – keep employees at work

Nothing damages your contribution from an employee as much as paying them to be at home when they should be at work. Even if you don’t pay them there are costs associated with their absence in lost productivity, cover at premium rates and disruption. Last year employees on average took nearly 7 days off sick. […]

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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 on holiday – do I have to give the employee holiday at another time?

In some cases, yes you will need to; but that will not often be the case in reality. Firstly your sickness reporting procedures should have been followed, showing some flexibility over time zones and reporting times. The employee returning with a deep tan and then subsequently claiming they were sick for the whole holiday can […]

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