3. Medical Capability

Managing Medical Capability Situations

There can be a number of different situations that arise that will include:

Where an employee is off on 'long-term' sickness

An employee has frequent short-term absence (for a genuine medical reasons) but this is impacting on their job role and the organisation

An employee is attending work, but their medical condition is impacting on their ability to carry out their job role.

Long term absence and other medical capability situations must be handled carefully, but ultimately, if an employee cannot carry out the job role they were employed to do (and reasonable adjustments still do not allow them to do so, and you have considered other alternatives/positions), you can fairly dismiss an employee (provided that the correct procedures are...

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An overview of medial capability that can often arise around long term absence

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