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ABSENTEEISM: Managing employee sickness

29 April 2016  

Laura Garner offers some tips for employers when dealing with sickness absence and reviews recent case law developments

There is no doubt that sickness absence is a headache for employers. Research published by Personnel Today in October 2015 showed that absenteeism costs UK businesses an astonishing £16bn per year, with British employees taking an average of 6.5 days’ sick leave a year.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    BHS v Burchell [1978] UKEAT/108/78

    Griffiths v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 1265

    Metroline West Ltd v Mr I Ajaj [2015] UKEAT/0295/15/RN

    Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd and ors v Hodkinson [2016] UKEAT/0134/15