Sickness absence can be very disruptive to employers both in terms of lost time and money. But, you’ll need to tread carefully when managing employee absence to avoid the risk of any costly legal claims.
When an employee goes on sick leave, generally their employment contract continues as normal. Employees are entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP) and may also be entitled to enhanced contractual sick pay depending on their contractual terms.
It is important that any such terms are carefully drafted, to avoid any confusion regarding pay.
At HJA we understand that you’ll need to deal with sickness absence carefully and treat each case on a case by case basis. Contact our expert solicitors to see how we can help and support your business today.