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Managing Sickness Absence

Description

This seminar is aimed at employers who are faced with a sickness absence problem.  Sickness absence from work is a problem for many organisations and can affect productivity, morale and flexibility.  It can also be a burden on management time and a significant cost to the organisation through downtime, sickness payments, paying temporary replacement staff and overtime payments to cover absent employees.  The seminar will provide approaches to the handling of sickness absence either as a capability or a misconduct issue.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • distinguish between types and causes of sickness absence
  • manage and measure sickness absence from work
  • draft an Absence Policy
  • understand the legal framework affecting the management of sickness absence

The seminar will last for 2.5 hours.

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

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