25 July 2023

Did you know that managing long-term absence is our most requested topic when we ask about preferred areas for training? We can’t say we are surprised as it is a notoriously difficult area, where it is all too easy for the employer to lose control of the situation, particularly where there are mental health issues to navigate.

If this is an area you find tricky to manage, why not come along to our in person, panel event at our Bristol office to pick up some top tips?

What will we cover?

We will start with a quick run through of key considerations when managing long-term absence.

Our panel will then discuss how to approach some of the most common issues which cross our desk in this area, including:

  1. what to do when an employee goes absent with stress during a performance management process
  2. how to manage the employee who refuses to cooperate with the process and/or engage with reasonable adjustments
  3. getting the most out of OH

The floor is then yours…

The last part of the session will be reserved for you to share experiences and practical tips with your fellow guests as well as to ask the panel any remaining questions you might have.

We would then be delighted if you join us for drinks and nibbles.

We are happy to answer questions on the day but if you have a question you would like to send us in advance to put to the panel on the day, please email kate.redshaw@burges-salmon.com.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2023

Registration and refreshments: 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Event starts: 5:00pm

Event finishes: 6:15pm

Drinks and Nibbles: 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Location: Burges Salmon Bristol office, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0ZX

Cost: Free of charge

Who should attend

This seminar is designed for in-house lawyers, human resources professionals and managers and those with responsibility for HR matters within their organisation.

Please note that this panel discussion is an in person event. It will not be possible to join the event remotely.

Key contact

Kate Redshaw

Kate Redshaw Head of Practice Development

  • Employment Training
  • Employment
  • Equality and Diversity

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