sickness issues

A Guide to Sickness Issues and SSP for Business

A Guide to Sickness Issues and SSP for Business

Sickness issues normally represent a significant bugbear for firms, especially small ones. Frequently absent employees cost your business time and money, so it is important to put a system in place that limits the impact sickness has on your business. Disciplining or dismissing employees for sickness-related matters is a particularly thorny issue, as you could fall foul of disability discrimination laws. This article should provide you with a thorough introduction to handling sickness issues at work, including the ins and outs of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), how to spot suspicious absences, coping with long-term illness, and how to dismiss sick employees safely. Do I have to pay my employees when they are off sick? Every employer must pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to those who qualify for it. ... »