Blog Archive for May 2016


 
May 17, 2016

Clarification on the Government’s position on academisation

Following the Government’s u-turn in regards to academisation, they have now issued an update to clarify their views.

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May 4, 2016

Contacting an employee while on sick could lead to breach of contract

In the recent case of Private Medical Intermediaries (PMI) Ltd and others v Hodkinson the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that contacting an employee who was off sick with non-urgent issues had contributed to her decision to resign and therefore upheld her claim for constructive unfair dismissal.

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May 4, 2016

Things to consider if you are dismissing someone due to ill health

Case-law has given some guidance in relation to dismissing someone due to ill health. In order to fulfil these obligations and follow a fair process we would recommend considering these points.

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May 4, 2016

Staff Absence Management - Are you tackling short term absences effectively?

It’s inevitable that your employees will at some point during their employment be absent due to illness. Most ailments last only a day or so - some a week or two - but the policy you have in place for managing absences, your contractual entitlement to sick pay and how you manage absences will all determine the level of impact on the organisation.

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