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Managing Employee Absences

Absence management can be a huge concern for businesses and we understand that long term or persistent short term staff absences can become a real problem for employers.

Handling absent members of staff must be done so, not only for commercial reasons but to also avoid any negative effect on the members of their team or staff who remain in work.

Our specialist employment law solicitors here at Gorvins are highly experienced in dealing with these issues and are here to give clear, practical and commercial advice on the most efficient and cost-effective ways of dealing with absenteeism.

Speak to our employment law team about employee absence management on 0161 930 5117 or fill in our online enquiry form.

Gorvins’ Approach to Absence Management for Employers

Whether you have concerns about the frequency or duration of the absence of an employee, have doubts about disciplining a staff member who hasn’t followed the correct reporting procedure or are questioning an employee’s ability to carry out their role in the long-term, the employment law team at Gorvins can help.

One of the most important parts of dealing with any kind of absence is adopting the right procedure and Gorvins approach is to provide robust advice on how to deal with these issues properly, taking into account the employee’s circumstances.  We can provide you with the appropriate letters to send to the employee, their GP or other medical experts where necessary.

To combat absenteeism before it becomes an issue, we can draft appropriate policies for staff handbooks which, combined with clear, expert advice can help to prevent any potential claims.

How Can Gorvins Help?

If you would like any more information about putting absence management policies in place for your business contact the employment law team at Gorvins Solicitors on 0161 930 5117, e-mail or fill in our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Meet the Employment Law team

  • David Rogers

    Partner & Head of Employment

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  • Amanda Isherwood

    Associate Solicitor

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