Rollits LLP is an established law firm with offices in Hull and York. At Rollits we have a team of experienced specialist employment solicitors who provide employment law advice on all aspects of employment law including issues in respect of absence management.

We advise employers in respect of the steps to take to manage employees who have a record of intermittent absence or are absent on a period of long term sickness absence. Such procedure can be affected in circumstances where the employee may be considered a disabled person within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 and there may, for example, be a need to request a GP or Occupational Health report. 

Absence Management should be dealt with appropriately and regular contact should be maintained with the employee where the ultimate conclusion can be dismissal for ill-health capability, in order to show that the employer has acted fairly and within the range of reasonable responses. 

We can also prepare sickness absence management procedures for inclusion in a staff handbook. 

We advise employees who are absent from work on whether the treatment of them whilst on sickness absence is fair and what to expect.

Please note that we only offer legal advice on a fee paid basis, we do not offer any free initial advice, Legal Aid or handle matters on No Win, No Fee.



"What makes Rollits unique is their over-and-above attitude; nothing is a big issue. Their strengths are they are good listeners, happy to help and have really good knowledge in all subjects."

The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition

"The team is great – very responsive to our needs and keen to add value wherever possible." 

The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition

"The team at Rollits are exceptional at the employment law advice they offer. The team all offer us sound advice and respond in a timely manner. If one of the team is not available someone else will step in. The team are all friendly and make us feel at ease but are also very professional. We have used the team at Rollits for 11 years now and would not consider using another firm; they excel in employment law." 

The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition

"Rollits are a great firm to deal with. Their service is excellent and they are keen to add value."

Chambers UK, 2020-21 edition

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Ed Jenneson

Direct dial +44 (0) 1482 323239


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