Management of disability related absence
David Gray-Jones Tuesday, May 24, 2016
In the case of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Court of Appeal looked at the question of whether it is a reasonable adjustment to discount disability related absence in an absence management procedure. Previous case law had suggested that it might not be necessary to discount such absence. In this case the Court of Appeal found that the employer's requirement for consistent attendance at work could be seen as a provision criteria or practice (known as a...
Stress at Work
Meredith Hurst Friday, August 21, 2015
Recent reports suggest that employees working in Amazon distribution centres are suffering high levels of mental and physical illness, so claim GMB.
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