Monthly Archives: January 2017

Long term Sickness Absence

Issue: Long term sickness Approach: An employee in a school went off sick and after 4 weeks hit the schools long term sickness absence trigger.  A Senior Manager asked to see the employee for a sickness absence meeting after they had referred the employee for an occupational health assessment. This meeting resulted in the school agreeing to some reasonable adjustments but warning the employee that if the adjustments did not result in an early return to work and sustained attendance at work then further action may be taken under the sickness absence procedure. The employee then returned to work consistently for an 8 month period before again having a long-term absence of over 8 weeks and the same procedure was followed by the same manager a second warning issued. The advice was sourced by Hartley Laird at each of the stages and all documentation for communication was supplied and checked by Hartley Laird. ...

Just had a call from one of my clients

“ HELP  - What is Subject Access Request? And What do I need to do?” I had been working with my client over a number of months regarding a member of staff who they had both conduct and capability issues with. Following the conclusion of a disciplinary process the member of staff put in a grievance quickly followed by a Subject Access Requests, (SAR). What is a subject access request? A written request by or on behalf of an individual to find out what personal information an organisation holds about them. this is information they are entitled to have governed by the Data Protection Act 1998. an example is their personnel file, supervision notes, disciplinary notes etc. Do I have to comply? There are certain types of information that may be exempt, however as an employer, there will be information that you are obliged to supply. Visit  www.ico.gov.uk  for information regarding exemptions. What if it contains other ...