The government has published Health is everyone’s business – a public consultation on a range of measures to reduce ill health-related job loss, seeking views on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to stay, and thrive, in work.
The consultation is part of the government’s drive to the tackle injustices and barriers in society faced by disabled people, seeking to level the playing field and ensure disabled people have equal life chances.
The consultation focuses specifically on the vital role that can employers play in helping disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to stay in and thrive in work. It sets out proposals to encourage all employers to take positive action to support employees who are managing health conditions in work and to manage sickness absence more effectively.
Further information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/health-is-everyones-business-proposals-to-reduce-ill-health-related-job-loss
The consultation closes on the 7 October 2019.