We understand that when you have someone off on long-term sick it costs you money and can be a problem.
Long term sick cases are often difficult and complex because they come with the risk of a discrimination claim.
Maintaining reasonable contact with a sick employee is a balancing act, yet it is important to establish how:
Dealing with long-term sickness will involve getting medical reports from GP’s and Occupational Health in order to help their return to work, or inform whether a dismissal is your only option.
These cases can involve various risks.
Make sure you treat each one on its own merits and take professional advice before you take action.