The value of professional HR advice, why do we so readily run to call IT when our computer stops working, but when faced with an HR matter we fail to ask for professional HR advice and guidance to prevent the risk of a possible tribunal claim?
Long term sickness absence cases can be damaging to your business if you are not getting professional HR advice. Relying on information from the employee’s GP rather than having an independent specialist can have irreversible consequences.
In a recent Welsh case a claimant suffered a stroke and was told by his Doctor to avoid stress if he was to return to his employment at a builders merchants. The claimant was subsequently dismissed as his managers explained the claimant’s role or any role within the company was not without stress. Eleven months later , having made a full recovery, the claimant won a disability discrimination case. He was awarded £ 400 000 because the employer failed to make a reasonable adjustment based on the Doctor’s advice.
The value of professional HR advice is gathering all relevant evidential details and providing you with the information to make an informed decision in the best interests of your business.
Your business deserves GOOD ADVICE. If you get the wrong advice it will cost your business time, money and reputation.
Metis HR is a professional HR Consultancy based in the North West of England supporting clients across the country. We specialise in providing outsourced HR services to small and medium-sized businesses. Call us now on 01706 565332 to discuss how we may help you.