Monday, 20 July 2015

Staff sickies advice for local businesses

Employers who are sick and tired of staff claiming to be ill so they can take a sneaky day off can hear from the experts about how to tackle the problem.

Lawyers from Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Wolverhampton, are hosting a seminar on Thursday, July 30, at the Ramada Park Hall Hotel in the city, at 6pm.

Speakers on the night will be employment law specialists John Mehtam and Lubna Laheria, and they will share their top ten tips on how to deal with sickness absence in the workplace.

“Our seminar is targeted specifically at business owners, leaders, and human resources managers, and we’ll be explaining how they can tackle sickness absence but most importantly, how to stay within the law,” said John.

“It’s so frustrating for employers who hear lame excuses about why their staff can’t make it into work, but equally it’s vital that those employers are able to recognise the difference when staff may actually be ill.

“And it’s also important for employers to handle the situation appropriately, knowing what their legal rights are, and taking the action that best suits the individual employee’s circumstances.”

The presentation is the latest in a series of HELP seminars run by Martin-Kaye which are designed to help employers learn how to deal with common situations they may face every day in their business. HELP stands for HR and Employment Law in Practice and the events offer businesses a unique opportunity to hear from the experts when it comes to tackling topical issues.

“We’ve run our HELP events all over the Midlands and the aim is to take delegates through the minefield of employment pitfalls and all the latest topical workplace issues,” said Lubna.

“And there has been such a positive response from customers across the region that we are now hoping to extend our programme of events beyond the wider West Midlands area.”