Pregnancy Related Sickness Absence

In recognition of the vulnerabilities that come with pregnancy, pregnant employees are afforded special legal status. Pregnant employees can be more susceptible to illness, with common pregnancy-related illnesses including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, back pain and bleeding. This can result in higher instances of absence from work. Employers and managers should approach pregnancy-related sickness absence with […]

Dismissal for Sickness Absence

dismissal for sickness absence

When an employee remains on long-term sick leave, or has a recurring pattern of time off work due to illness, you may have grounds for lawful dismissal for sickness absence, provided specific criteria are met. Employers, however, should proceed with caution and take advice to avoid risking tribunal claims. By law, dismissal for sickness absence should […]