Tag Archives: Sickness

A gold medal for skiving

With the Games now in full swing it is predicted 4.8 million of the British population will “call in sick”  over the Olympics. A 2000 person sample used by littlewoods.com confessed they may even take up to four or five … Continue reading

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Employment law reforms – Update

Following our blog article on 9 January 2012 looking ahead to the Government’s Employment Law Reforms for 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has expanded further on the following proposals: Unfair dismissal reforms • The increase in … Continue reading

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Employment Law – Legislative look-ahead for 2012

As we enter the new year, Devonshires’ Employment Team has been examining the changes that lie ahead for employment legislation in 2012. This Bulletin provides an overview of upcoming legal developments, including unfair dismissal, pensions, gender diversity on boards, Employment … Continue reading

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A new approach to long-term sickness absence?

The Government has published the results of an independent review of the sickness absence system. The review recommends the introduction of an Independent Assessment Service (IAS) to assess individuals’ physical and/or mental state when they have been signed off work … Continue reading

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The Working Time Regulations and holidays – are we finally seeing some solutions?

The Government is currently consulting on proposals to amend the Working Time Regulations to permit the carry-over of annual leave, by those employees who are unable to take it in the year which it accrues due to sickness absence. As … Continue reading

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Annual leave and sickness – it’s enough to give you a headache

This issue has come before the EAT again. See our previous blog post here. What happens to the annual leave entitlement of an employee who is ill-health absent if they don’t ask to take it before the end of the … Continue reading

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Q: Can an employee work for another employer whilst on sick leave? A: Yes…..but….

In the recent case of Perry v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the EAT held that a dismissal of an employee for working in a second job whilst on sick leave from their first job was unfair. The facts in … Continue reading

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Compensation limits and other handy information

  It’s always handy to have tribunal compensation limits and other important figures such as rates of statutory maternity pay, statutory sick pay and national minimum wage to hand so we have created a link to the most up to … Continue reading

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Holiday and Sickness Absence – the saga continues…..

Do sick workers lose the right to holiday accruing in a leave year if they don’t request to take it before the leave year ends? Not according to a recent EAT decision.  A worker who is too ill to work … Continue reading

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