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Absence Management

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.

  • "The employment law team at Rollits is exceptional and very responsive, each member of the team deliver an outstanding service, our company has trust and confidence in the whole team and our professional relationship has spanned many years, they all excel in employment law and I highly recommend this team."

    The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition
  • "Despite the recent challenging times and the impact on working remotely, the team have always managed to maintain a high level of service, if a member of the team is not going to be available then they inform the client beforehand and all other members are briefed on the needs of the client. Furthermore certain members of the team always make themselves available to ensure continuity of process for clients. A great team in every way."

    The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition
  • One source states: "Rollits is an excellent organisation which is efficient and responsive to clients' needs." "The lawyers are professional, responsive and know our business well," another client highlights, adding: "The advice and support provided is excellent."

    Chambers UK 2022 edition
  • "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

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.

Get in touch with our employment law solicitors in York and Hull

To speak to one of our employment experts please call one of our offices in Hull 01482 323239 or York 01904 625790 or simply fill in the form and we’ll get back to you.

Get in Touch

To speak to one of our experts please call one of our offices Hull 01482 323239 or York 01904 625790 or simply fill in the form and we’ll get back to you.