Employment Law Update : Long Term Sick Absence

Laura Morrison Employment

The recent case of O’Brien in the Court of Appeal in March 2017 has clarified that “there comes a time when an employer is entitled to some finality” in the decision to continue or terminate employment in the case of long term sickness. This case is interesting, as the background is that the claimant suffered an assault at work which …

Smoking in the Workplace

Laura Morrison Addiction, Employment, Substances

Today, 8th March 2017, is No Smoking Day, an annual campaign designed to help those who want to quit reduce or stop smoking altogether and raise awareness of support resources available. The campaign is supported by NHS, and many employers, and has ran since 1983, originally on Ash Wednesday as Quit for the Day. As experts in Workplace Behavioural Health, …