PR UPDATE OCT

Workshop puts spotlight on absence management

An HR workshop on October 12 will help employers to manage absences in the workplace.

The free participative event will be held at hlw Keeble Hawson’s Commercial House office on Commercial Street, Sheffield from 8.30am-11am.

Delegates will learn about the main legal principles surrounding absence management and be invited to discuss case studies covering possible problem scenarios

The workshop, the latest in a series to help companies deal with key employment issues, will be led by hlw Keeble Hawson partner and head of employment law, Barry Warne.

He said: “Latest government statistics estimated that 137.3 million working days were lost to sickness or injury in 2016. It is thought that the rising numbers of those with stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 80 million of these – with 80 per cent of employers saying they need more support to improve the way businesses deal with mental health in the workplace.

“Among many other absence issues are short staffing and placing other employees under greater pressure. We will advise on the legal implications for both employers and staff and suggest ways of dealing with the problem.”

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