Addressing Sickness, Performance and Capability Concerns

13 June 2023, 09:30 - 12:00

The Kendleshire, Henfield Rd, Coalpit Heath, Bristol BS36 2UY

Free Employment Law and HR Seminar

Addressing Sickness, Performance and Capability Concerns

13 June 2023, 09:30 - 12:00

The Kendleshire, Henfield Rd, Coalpit Heath, Bristol BS36 2UY

From disruptive short-term absences to persistent poor performance, join WorkNest’s Employment Law and HR experts to learn how to compliantly address employee issues and your legal options if things don’t improve.

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A Practical Seminar for Business Owners and HR Professionals

This session aims to help you stop employee issues from unnecessarily lingering on, equip you with the knowledge of the processes you should follow, and alert you to the risks involved.

Most importantly, we want to use the time to address any challenges you’re facing right now which is why we’ll be encouraging questions and open discussion throughout.

Here’s an overview of the key areas our experts will be covering:

From repeat sickies to more complex long-term absences, this seminar will explore the essential policies and procedures you need in place to manage staff fairly and prevent issues from dragging out for longer than they need to.

By following our recommended series of interventions alongside your absence policies, you’ll be better able to identify underlying issues before they spiral out of control, and effectively manage tricky sickness absences.

Issues concerning an employee’s work broadly fall into one of two camps: employees who ‘can’t cook’ and those who ‘won’t cook’. As an employer, differentiating between these two scenarios, and following the correct process, is critical to ensuring staff are treated fairly and averting potential claims.

Join our seminar to learn how to manage performance issues with confidence, your legal options if performance doesn’t improve, and how to correctly deal with grievances raised during the process.

The new ACAS guidance that was published in April aims to support employers and employees when handling reasonable adjustments for mental health at work.  During the session, we’ll provide an update on what this guidance means for employers, as well as answer common questions, such as:

What types of adjustments are considered reasonable?

What can you do if an employee refuses an Occupational Health report?

When can a reasonable adjustment be refused?

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Meet our hosts

David Eastwood

Head of Team and Solicitor, WorkNest

Peter Grace

Regional Business Director, WorkNest

Helpful information

There is free parking on site at the venue.

Premier Inn Bristol East, 202 Westerleigh Rd, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7AN


We aim to arm you with commercially-savvy advice, provide practical knowledge of the processes involved and help you get clued up on relevant UK employment laws, so you can make more informed, confident business decisions.

This event is suitable for business owners and HR managers who are keen to learn about HR best practices and have their most challenging workforce issues answered by our local Employment Law experts.

No, this is a free, informal event. Refreshments are included.

One of the most common HR concerns for employers

Every month, our Employment Law and HR experts answer over 3,500 queries relating to sickness absence and performance management, so we’re well versed on the most common and obscure challenges employers face.

Join us to get your questions answered.

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