Absences & Pay
As the Covid-19 situation progresses, employers will continue to have to deal with queries around how to deal with sickness and absence at work.
Organisations may find themselves dealing with absences for a variety of reasons and will need to manage these in line with employees’ legal rights as well as current government guidance on self-isolation and quarantine.
We have produced guides to summarise the legal rights to pay and suggested best practice for different types of absence:
Please contact us if you have any questions on your obligations as an employer or require any support in relation to Covid-19.
Coronavirus: absences from work and entitlement to pay06 April 2021
The Coronavirus situation may lead to workplace absences for a variety of reasons. This is our summary of legal rights to pay and suggested best practice for different types of absence.
Coronavirus – FAQs on staffing decisions when reopening workplaces01 April 2021
Employers are facing many employment law issues as the guidance on working safely during the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve. These FAQs cover specific issues in relation to deciding which employees should stay at home and what happens if employees do not want to come to work.
Staffing decisions when reopening workplaces - flowchart01 April 2021
We have updated our flowchart to help employers decide which employees should attend their workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic following the start of the Spring 2021 roadmap out of lockdown in England.
Sickness absence and sick pay during the Covid-19 pandemic - FAQs for employers26 March 2021
This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions about sickness absence and sick pay during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, including the rules on statutory sick pay and the position of people who are self-isolating, “shielding” or otherwise vulnerable.
Coronavirus vaccination - FAQs for employers26 March 2021
Employers are facing many difficult and untested employment law issues as the UK rolls out its Covid-19 vaccination programme. These FAQs cover whether an employer can make vaccination compulsory for its employees, alternatives to a mandatory requirement, time off for vaccine appointments, dealing with vaccine objectors, data privacy concerns and other issues.
Tips for managing grievances during the Covid-19 pandemic17 August 2020
Some sectors have seen high levels of employees on furlough or working from home. As restrictions ease and employees gradually start to return to “normal” working, this article considers the challenges HR may face in managing grievances that might arise during this time.
Sickness and sick pay – FAQs for employers as lockdown restrictions ease28 May 2020
The government has set out its “roadmap” for gradually easing the lockdown restrictions, but as employees begin to return to work there will continue to be many individuals who are unwell or required to self-isolate.