Employment Law

Managing sickness absence

If you are not well enough to work and have been absent or likely to be off for a prolonged time, your employer may have a fair reason to end your employment on ill health grounds. Your employer will need to follow a fair procedure and should only make their decision after getting an up-to-date medical report and considered whether there are any alternatives or adjustments that should be made.

We will advise and assist you with your meetings at work to give you the best chance possible of staying in your job. If you would rather not return, we can advise you and help negotiate an exit package including ill health retirement. If you have been dismissed, we can advise you of your options such as negotiating a settlement or issuing a claim in an Employment Tribunal.