Nov 21

Employment Law - Managing Sick or Injured Employees and Absenteeism: An Overview



We are very pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend our workshop on "Managing Sick or Injured Employees and Absenteeism"

An Overview:

  • An overview of the legal framework governing ill and injured employees
  • Gathering and using medical information
  • Health and Safety: Workplace stress, bullying, and managing illness
  • Medical Incapacity: Factors, process, risks and remedies
  • Dealing with suspected ‘sickies’

We will also give a brief update and overview of the Government’s proposed amendments to employment legislation and the impact this may have on your business.


About the Speakers:

Jodi Sharman, senior associate
Jodi joined Hesketh Henry and was admitted to the Bar in 2008, and has since gained considerable experience in working with employees, employers and unions on a range of employment law matters and litigation issues. Jodi has appeared in the Employment Relations Authority, Employment Court, District Court, High Court and frequently attends mediations. Jodi is also a member of the Auckland District Law Society Employment Law Committee.


Sam Houliston, senior associate
Sam graduated with conjoint degrees in Law and Management/Employment Relations in 2005 from the University of Auckland. He was admitted to the Bar in February 2006. Sam joined Hesketh Henry in September 2017, having previously worked for Auckland law firms as an employment, civil and criminal litigator representing clients in courts, the Employment Relations Authority and other tribunals. He has also prosecuted health and safety matters for the Department of Labour (now MBIE), and acted as an independent Accident Compensation adjudicator.

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