Sickness & Health
Employees who have suffered a physical or mental ill health or injury often find it difficult to address matters arising in respect of their employment, or to understand and engage fully with any internal process. The prospect of losing employment and income may cause further harm to the employee's health and delay recovery. Whilst some employers will be more generous and understanding than others, there is a balance to be found between an employee having sufficient time to restore health and the employer's wish for them to return to work or to leave.
We have particular experience of advising individuals who suffer non-physical and physical health problems, whether or not as a result of their employment, and whether or not their illness brings them under the protection of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
We are experienced in guiding individuals through what is inevitably a difficult time, and, when authorised, will liaise with employers, health practitioners and providers of permanent health insurance, to support our clients, to progress their case, to protect them in their employment and where necessary, to litigate.