How to manage sickness absence and dismissal fairly

Ayre, Kirsty
February 2010
People Management;2/11/2010, p31
The article discusses how employers can manage sickness and dismissal in a manner that is fair to employees. According to the author, failure to follow a fair and proper procedure in dismissing employees for absence may lead to costly disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. The author gives four stages for a proper and fair dismissal process, meeting with the employee, medical input, reasonable adjustments, and dismissal decision.


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