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June 24, 2016

NASBM’s guidance on improving school financial outcomes and how SAM can help

NASBM recently published their guidance on how schools can improve financial outcomes. The key points are summarised in this article for you. 

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June 24, 2016

Can a job offer be withdrawn based on absence records?

Recent case-law has added further weight to the argument surrounding reasonable adjustments and considerations in relation to absence. In West v Yorkshire Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the tribunal ruled that the nurse was discriminated against based on her disability when a job offer was withdrawn. Read more about this case and the guidance it produced

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June 24, 2016

Top tips for managing staff absence in schools

Here are just a few things to think about ready for the start of the new school year.   

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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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April 27, 2016

False claim of sickness found to be gross misconduct

An employee falsely claiming to be unfit for work can reasonably be classed as gross misconduct according to the recent ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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January 20, 2016

Do you know the true cost of absence?

Every year the CIPD run an annual survey report on Absence Management. The report this year was the 16th national survey to be carried out covering 1.5 million employees from 578 organisations. It found that the average employee absence level has increased slightly compared with last year, from 6.6 to 6.9 days per employee, but that there were greater variations across sectors.

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January 13, 2016

SAM Absence Quiz - How well do you know the process?

Take our Absence Quiz and see how much you know about the absence process and learn what areas you could improve.

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