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UK is the “sickie capital” of Europe

The UK has been called the sickness capital of Europe because 27% of employees think that it’s OK to take a day off sick when they aren’t ill. How can you send a clear message that this is unacceptable? More...


Refusing a return-to-work interview

Following a period of sickness absence, an employee has been invited to a return-to-work interview. However, they’ve refused to discuss their health with the person who will be conducting it. What’s the answer to this problem? More...


Sickness absence and sex problems

Apparently, women take 49 days’ more sick leave than men. But how can you tackle this tricky problem without it triggering a sex discrimination claim? More...


Pregnant and (now) always off sick

A problem with short-term sickness absence has been identified in your workplace. But the culprit is expecting and claims all her time off has been “pregnancy-related”. Must you accept this explanation at face value? More...


Dealing with employees who have cancer

Every year, 100,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer. Many will want, or may need, to work during their treatment. So what are your legal obligations here and where can you find specialist advice? More...


Can you visit a sick employee at home?

Many employees assume that when they’re off sick their employer can’t make any attempt to contact them. But this isn’t true; you can even visit them at home provided you go about it the right way. So how is this done? More...


Absenteeism on the up


Is a hangover a genuine reason to be absent?

An employee had a stag weekend and several staff were invited. Come Monday some of them rang in sick. You know that they’re hungover and don’t deserve company sick pay, but how should you play it? More...


Non-contractual quick fixes

How do you deal with an employee who you believe has taken an unacceptable amount of sick leave? What are some quick non-contractual fixes for tightening up procedures in the future? More...


How to reduce absence levels

Employees working for smaller companies are less likely to receive generous company sick pay than their counterparts in larger businesses. Does this have a direct effect on the level of sickness absence? More...
Last updated: 26.05.2020

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