16 June 2016 – Managing Sickness Absence – Wigan

The event will focus on Managing Sickness Absence.

Event Details

Managing Sickness Absence

Sick Leave

Due to the huge success of our HR Exchange events in Manchester and Lancashire over the last 5 years we are delighted to announce a new addition to our venues.

From June 2016 we will be holding regular events in Wigan.  You are invited to join us for our first Wigan HR Exchange event on Thursday 16th June at Ashfield House, Wigan.

The event will focus on Managing Sickness Absence and will be a must for HR professionals, senior managers and business owners dealing with the employment and HR issues involved in long-term or repeated, intermittent sickness absence.

Our guest speaker will be nationally recognised Dr Karen Nightingale of Occupational Health Medical Limited, who is a consultant occupational health physician, working with organisations such as Allied Bakeries, The British Transport Police and Muller UK.

Karen will discuss sickness absence issues from a general medical perspective and will highlight specific medical conditions employers regularly come across, as well as others that are not so commonplace.  Her session will provide practical guidance for employers and will also highlight the medical considerations relevant when managing sickness absence and having to consider obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

Peter Byrne, a Partner in the Taylors Employment Law Team, will then look at the topic from a legal perspective, including how to create an effective sickness absence policy, the implementation of that policy and the way to carry out a fair procedure when dealing with employee ill health. His session will include examples of where sickness absence has caused legal problems in the workplace and will provide practical guidance for where absence is caused by a disability under the Equality Act 2010.

The event will end with our usual general employment law update, presented by Nigel Crebbin from the Taylors Employment Law Team.

Numbers are limited, so please make sure that you reserve your place as soon as possible by booking online now.

We look forward to seeing you on 16th June!

Numbers are limited, so make sure that you reserve your place by booking now.


The HR Exchange Partners and Event Supporters

HR exchange Manchester event sponsors 2016


Event Agenda

9:30 - 10:00am – Registration and networking

10:00 - 10:30am – Managing Sickness Absence – Dr Karen Nightingale

10:30 – 10:50am – The Legal Angle - Peter Byrne, Employment Partner, Taylors

10:50 - 11:00am –  Discussion Group

11:00am - 11:10am – Break & refreshments

11:10am - 11:30am - Employment Law Update – Nigel Crebbin, Employment Partner, Taylors

11:30am – Networking


The HR Exchange Partners and Event Supporters

HR exchange Manchester event sponsors 2016


Event Location


Ashfield House

Ashfield House, Ashfield Park Drive, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0EQ

Web: Ashfield House

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The HR Exchange Partners and Event Supporters

HR exchange Manchester event sponsors 2016


Please click on the link below to view the a copy of the presentation slides.

HR Exchange presentation managing sickness 16-06-16