Persistent staff absence can cause a real problem for any size or type of business – and dealing with the issue effectively can require a multi-pronged approach to find out the cause of the issue and the solution.
Staff absence costs businesses in the UK billions of pounds in lost working days every year.
In some cases, it may be possible to discern a pattern of behaviour in an employee who is frequently absent – and this may be key to resolving the problem.
Employees may have issues they are reluctant to discuss with an employer in case their job security or promotion prospects are affected. There may also be issues with colleagues – or a family problem. It is widely acknowledged that employees who are happy at work are less likely to have a record of absenteeism.
Issues with staff absenteeism can unsettle the workplace, however – and may impact on staff morale.
Tackling absenteeism in the workplace
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors can advise at any stage of a problem involving staff absence from work – including advising on maternity/paternity /adoption leave, as well as staff on long-term sick leave for chronic illnesses o mental health conditions, or unexplained persistent absenteeism from work.
Duncan Lewis can also advise on statutory sick pay – which staff are entitled to after three days of absence; as well as whether an employer should also pay an employee’s salary.
Our experienced employment law team can also advise employers on policies for managing staff absence fairly and within employment law.
Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters, so can understand potentially contentious employment matters from both sides, including high-cost employment cases.
The Duncan Lewis employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small in matters under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and other relevant employment legislation.
Duncan Lewis also has successful departments covering civil liberties and the Human Rights Act, as well as finance, property and housing, family and childcare, mental health, personal injury and immigration law – all of which may be relevant or offer additional insight into employment matters, including dealing with employee absence.
Our in-house experts are on hand to advise whenever necessary in an employment matter.
Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options to suit all sizes of business:
If you have a problem with an employment matter or need legal advice on dealing with employee absence, it is important to take legal advice as soon as possible before a situation escalates.
Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter – including advising on how to tackle employee absence.
Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment disputes.
Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.
For expert legal advice on employment law and dealing with employee absence, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.