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Government Reforms (3):  Sickness absence and disability – Consultation

In June the Government announced (see here) Theresa May’s intention to introduce new measures to tackle injustices faced by disabled people. The measures include overhauling statutory sick pay and greater workplace support, publishing new national outcomes data for disabled people and establishing a cross-Government disability team.

The Government has now published a consultation (available here) on ways to reduce ill-health-related job loss in the UK.  The consultation seeks views on a number of proposals which aim to encourage employers to take early action to support staff with long-term health conditions and help them stay in work.  The proposals include:

The consultation ends on 7 October 2019.

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