Employment Workshop 2019: Reasonable adjustments in the workplace: tackling the knotty issues

Reasonable adjustments continue to present unique challenges for employers particularly where the diagnosis is unavailable or unclear. Frequently it is far from clear what adjustments ought to be made and how far an employer should go to accommodate and support an employee. Conditions such as stress, depression and anxiety, now the most common causes of long-term sickness absence, pose unique difficulties for employers.

Dates & Times

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ticket Price

£90 (inc VAT)

This two-hour seminar will address the difficult issue of reasonable adjustments and dismissals in cases concerning underperformance and absence with a focus on absences related to stress, anxiety and depression. It will provide delegates with a clear understanding of the law and outline practical strategies for effectively managing the causes and consequences of ill health at work.

This seminar will cover

  • Early detection and prevention
  • Understanding when stress, depression and anxiety qualify as a disability
  • Reasonable adjustments – how far must an employer go?
  • When is it permissible / appropriate to dismiss on health grounds?
  • Addressing and resolving problem areas: the perennial sick note, impractical / imprecise occupational health advice, the impact of alcohol and drugs, covering business critical functions, causative factors outside of work, PHI

Why choose this course?

Delegates will receive:

  • A practical explanation of the legal framework
  • Comprehensive notes and materials
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to manage long-term/intermittent absence and underperformance
  • Top tips on addressing impractical or unclear occupational health advice
  • Template letters/ documents

Who should attend?

  • HR managers and directors
  • In-house legal counsel
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Line managers and directors
  • Trustees and non-executive directors


3:30pm Registration 

4:00pm Workshop

6:00pm Finish