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Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert intervention

21 May 2019
Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert interventionPoor performance and attendance will always be significant issues for employers and can lead to big trouble for employees.As seri...

Reasonable adjustments for dyslexia

20 May 2019
Reasonable adjustments for dyslexiaTo be wrongly accused of anything is heart-breaking and for it to happen because of an employer’s failure to understand an individual’s disability must feel surre...

Understanding when an employer may call time on sick leave

18 February 2019
Being forced to call into work sick can be a time of genuine uncertainty for an employee and an employer.How long the illness will last and what impact it will have on the workforce and productivit...

Changing the way of work to help manage depression in the workplace

14 January 2019
It’s fair to say that there can be some uncertainty for employers when it comes to considering reasonable adjustments for an employee suffering with depression.Depression is a common and serious me...

Managing absence from work, handle with care

08 October 2018
There is an old saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder… but when it comes to employment matters absence can certainly make your mind wander.What’s going on, what’s going to happen and what...

Disability for work related stress

02 September 2018
The difficult question of if work-related stress is a disability?It’s not uncommon to hear an employee complain of feeling ‘stressed out’ at work.It can be a throwaway, flippant comment at times ut...

Being Unfairly Disciplined?

06 June 2018
Left feeling sick and hurt by the actions of an unfair manager When retail supervisor Madeleine got a telephone call at work that all working parents dread…she could never have imagined what w...

How to deal with absence management

04 June 2018
Check up to ensure you have a healthy absence management plan to deal with time off. An employer is likely to deal with a worker’s unacceptable absence at some stage and doing so properly can ...

Disability from work for depression

23 April 2018
Managing a disability caused by depression is a challenge that employers should be ready and prepared for.According to research one in three of the UK workforce may have a health and wellbeing issu...

Dangers of being desk-bound

09 April 2018
Pay attention to every survey with a health warning and you will be afraid to do many things – and you can now add going to work and sitting at a desk to that list.New research has found that sitti...

How to avoid feeling sick when dealing with an employee’s illness

22 November 2017
There are many matters employers need to handle with great care and sensitivity and dealing with sicknesses absence is one of them.Whenever employees are off work there are cost implications and it...

Recognising the serious impact of depression on workers

21 August 2017
It's certainly not uncommon nowadays to hear someone utter the words 'I'm feeling a bit down, think I'm depressed" such a statement can often trivialise what can be a debilitating illness.Depressio...

How to avoid being made to look like a dope when testing employees for drugs.

05 June 2017
Former newsreader Angela Rippon (1) made headlines of her own last week in highlighting problems with employers drug testing staff.The 72-year-old TV presenter tested positive for opiates (2) after...

Flu season in the workplace

17 January 2017
It is that time of year when employers need to be fully prepared for the flu season which can be bad for business.Previous research revealed that more than 7.5 million working days were lost in the...

More Than A Third Of Employees Failed To Switch Off And Worked Through Their Christmas Holiday

19 December 2016
Christmas should have been a time when employees switched off to enjoy a well-deserved break, but it seems many could not resist the urge to work through the festive period.Whether there is an expe...

Is office work killing you? Workout to beat the dangers of being desk-bound.

02 August 2016
Pay attention to every survey with a health warning and you will be afraid to do many things – and you can now add going to work and sitting at a desk to that list. New research has found that sitt...

Getting a Grip on Obesity in the Workplace

09 May 2016
A top employment judge is calling for a change in the law that would allow overweight employees to sue for ‘fattist’ discrimination. Being overweight, or even obese, is not in itself a prohibited g...

Dealing with stress in the workplace

25 April 2016
The number of workers suffering from work-related stress remains a growing concern for employers. It is thought many factors such as job cuts, financial worries, poor management and bullying are to...

Workers are risking their health by turning up for work while ill

14 October 2015
Employees are putting themselves at risk of mental health problems because they are turning up for work while they are sick.A recent survey shows one in three employers reported an increase in ‘pre...

Fit for Work scheme up and running to tackle sickness absence

02 September 2015
A government-backed initiative to get employees back to work after illness or injury should be fully operational before the end of the year.The new Fit for Work service provides occupational health...
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