The value of professional HR advice. Why do we so readily run to call IT when our computer stops working? However, when faced with a 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 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 case, a claimant suffered a stroke. He was told by his Doctor to avoid stress if he returned to work at a builders merchants. The claimant was dismissed because his manager said the any jobs within the company were stressful. Having made a full recovery, the claimant won a disability discrimination case. He was awarded £ 400 000 because the employer failed to make reasonable adjustments based on the Doctor’s advice.
The Value of Professional HR Advice
The value of professional HR advice is gathering all relevant evidence for you. As well as 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.