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Effective Sickness Absence Management

Employment Law Update 

Next date to be confirmed

Skene Business Centre, 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen

12 noon - 1.30pm 


Managing sickness absence is one of the biggest challenges which employers face. 

Over one and a half hours, this lunch bite will update you on the latest thinking and case law on how to manage sickness absence fairly, legally and effectively.

Delegates who have come to our previous lunch bites have described them as: "inspiring", "extremely relevant and thought-provoking", "a really helpful summary of employment law", "a great explanation of changes", "really informative, presented in a really understandable manner", "fantastic delivery of material", "excellent - a comprehensive romp!" and "a wonderful relaxed atmosphere".

Topics to be covered include:


  • Practical Strategies and Tips for Dealing with Long and Short-Term Absence
  • How your contracts can work for you .... or against you
  • Dealing with Problem Cases: Malingering, the Friday-Monday Syndrome and 'Tactical Stress'
  • Disability Discrimination under the Equality Act 2010: Making Reasonable Adjustments
  • New Case Law on Capability Dismissals
  • How and when to use medical evidence: Dealing with GP Fit Notes and Occupational Health Reports
  • Moving cases on: The Use of Compromise Agreements and Mediation in Sickness Absence Cases


Who is the lunch bite for?

The lunch bite will benefit HR managers and line managers with responsibility for managing employees.

Who will be speaking?

The lunch bite will be presented by Hayley Bloodworth, specialist employment lawyer at Proactive Employment Lawyers, Aberdeen.

About Lunch Bites

Lunch Bites are designed to be a time-efficient and informal way for you to get a grasp of the main developments in employment law and how they affect you.  They will help you to put things into perspective and help you to work what you need to do immediately, what you need to be working on and what you can safely ignore.

The lunch bite will also give you the opportunity to question our employment lawyers on any issue which is affecting you right now.

How much does it cost? 

There is no charge for attending this lunch bite, but places are strictly limited and we expect this event to be over-subscribed.  Places will therefore be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.


Skene Business Centre, 7 Queens Gardens, Aberdeen. 


12 noon to 1.30pm date to be confirmed

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