When you employee people, managing holiday, sickness and other types of statutory leave and pay entitlement comes as part of the package. In the UK, almost all workers are entitled to 28 days’ paid holiday each year – it normally includes the 8 statutory bank holidays too unless their employment contract says otherwise.
Employees who are expecting a baby or planning to adopt a child are also entitled to statutory leave – it’s an exciting new journey for them but there’s a whole range of things you need to be aware of when it comes to family friendly leave and all the different types such as Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental leave and pay, as well as Statutory Parental Bereavement leave and pay.
From time to time we all get sick or accidents happen and employees might not be able to work. Managing sickness absence can be a delicate, complex and time-consuming matter for employers, with lots of different factors to take into account, such as if they have a disability and their length of service will play a big part of how their absence is managed.