Wed 05 Oct 2016

16:00 - 18:00



Event Summary

Stress, depression and anxiety are now the most common causes of long-term sickness absence. These conditions pose unique difficulties for employers. Very often employees will seek to conceal the nature and extent of their condition until issues come to a head. Even where a diagnosis is available, it is frequently far from clear what adjustments ought to be made and how far an employer should go to accommodate and support an employee.

This two-hour seminar will focus on the difficult issue of reasonable adjustments and dismissals in cases concerning underperformance and absence related to stress, anxiety and depression. It will provide delegates with a clear understanding of the law and outline practical strategies for effectively managing the causes and consequences of mental ill health at work.

This seminar will cover:

  • Avoiding workplace triggers
  • Early detection and prevention
  • Understanding when stress, depression and anxiety qualify as a disability
  • Reasonable adjustments – how far must an employer go?
  • When is it permissible / appropriate to dismiss on health grounds?
  • Addressing and resolving problem areas:

- the perennial sick note
- impractical / imprecise occupational health advice
- the impact of alcohol and drugs
- covering business critical functions
- causative factors outside of work
- PHI

  • How to tackle risk factors

Why choose this course?

Delegates will recieve:

  • A practical explanation of the legal framework
  • Comprehensive notes and materials
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to manage long-term/intermittent absence and underperformance
  • Top tips on addressing impractical or unclear occupational health advice
  • Template letters/ documents

Who should attend?

  • HR managers and directors
  • In-house legal counsel
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Line managers and directors
  • Trustees and non-executive directors

Timetable

3:30pm registration

4:00pm seminar

6:00pm finish and networking

Cost

£75 (excl. VAT)

Venue

BWB's new offices at 10 Queen Street Place, EC4R 1BE

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