Wellington: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Auckland: Monday 30th July 2018
 
Managing Ill & Injured Employees Masterclass will unravel the legal framework and analyse the consequences for employers from recent cases in managing injured and long-term ill employees. Participants will learn how to master policies and contracts that will help in the effective management of the long term ill and injured, while protecting their organisation from potential legal issues.
 
  • Expert advice on how new cases clarify various legal requirements for managing ill and injured workers 
  • Insights into employers’ obligations and compliance risks: The risks and pitfalls of acting (or failing to act)
  • Practical strategies to avoid liabilities associated with managing ill, injured or chronically absent employees
  • What is required when illness and injury affect the employment relationship and ability of the employee to do their work
  • Guided steps to design and implement successful return-to work and rehabilitation processes
  • What you should do if the employee refuses to co-operate
 
The requirements for managing ill and injured employees have never been more complex for employers. Dealing with employees who are medically unfit or injured puts employers at risk of a tangle of legal issues around discrimination, health and safety, dismissals, sick leave entitlements and compensation laws. For instance, termination on the grounds of disability or medical incapacity may lead to unjustified dismissals or discrimination claims.
 
Managing long term or regular absenteeism requires procedurally fair investigations. Social media postings can be presented as evidence of sick leave abuse but not permitted if simply a “fishing” exercise. To manage these complex workplace situations effectively and ensure that both business needs and employees’ rights are met, it is essential for employers, safety, Occupational Health and HR managers to keep up-to-date with the latest legislative changes, new case law, and proven strategies for managing ill and injured employers – or risk becoming exposed when challenged under the law.

Masterclass Leaders

Alison Maelzer (Auckland & Wellington Speaker)

Special Counsel

Hesketh Henry

Jim Roberts (Auckland Speaker)

Partner

Hesketh Henry

Sam Houliston (Auckland Speaker)

Senior Associate

Hesketh Henry

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