Common mistakes in managing employee absence

Managing absence is challenging for many employers. It involves striking a balance between supporting employees to stay in and return to work and taking consistent and fair disciplinary action against employees where necessary.

Visit our dedicated website for HR professionals: to read the ten most common mistakes managers make when dealing with absence issues and how to avoid them. 

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.

Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.