The Government is consulting on preventing ill-health related job losses.
There is currently a joint Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Work and Pensions consultation looking at measures to help those who are disabled or have long-term health conditions remain in work. The suggestion is that there should be a right for the employee to request workplace modifications due to ill-health, as well as strengthening statutory obligations on employers on supporting a sick employee return to work. The proposals are also to modify statutory sick pay to support flexible and phased returns to work.
As a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), we are invited to submit comments and suggestions. If you or anyone you know has been affected by injuries which have prevented them from returning to work, then you should be speaking to your local specialist personal injury solicitor about your rights and obligations.
If you are affected by any issues in this article, please do not hesitate to contact Parisa Costigan, Solicitor and Partner at Coole Bevis LLP, on 01403 224608 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 14 Carfax, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1DZ