Titan London Employee Absenteeism & Misconduct Investigations

London Employee Absenteeism as been on the rise during the current Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic with more employers reporting cases of unauthorised employee absenteeism. Absenteeism is an employee’s intentional or habitual absence from work. While employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year, excessive absences can equate to decreased productivity and can have a major effect on company finances, morale and other factors.

Titan Private Investigation Ltd has experienced success working on behalf of SME’s Nationally, in some instances saving thousands in sickness pay or hundreds of thousands in injury compensation. Titan’s offices are located in London, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds & Manchester giving Titan a National reach.

From our experience some of the most common reasons for London Employee Absenteeism are;

1. To have an extended weekend or family holiday whilst being paid.
We recently investigated an employee who had suffered an injury whilst at work. As a result he couldn’t work, couldn’t leave the house to attend Occupational Health meetings and was too ill to drive. Our investigation uncovered that the real reason the employee couldn’t attend was because he was abroad enjoying a family holiday whilst both receiving sick pay and pursuing legal litigation for the accident.

2. Moonlighting or working elsewhere.
We have experienced cases where employees have self-certified sickness, forward their doctor’s note every two weeks whilst having the audacity of working elsewhere so that they can reap in two salaries.

3. Setting up a business
One investigation uncovered that whilst an employee was claiming sick pay she was working as a photographer building her newly incorporated business.

4. To be awarded compensation for an injury
This is one of the more serious forms of absenteeism which substitutes the offence of fraud. Titan has found this increasingly common particularly during the Pandemic. This is where an employee falsely reports an accident with the intention of then claiming compensation, or suffers a genuine injury but then exaggerates the symptoms with the intention of increasing the value of their claim.

The annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations, according to new figures from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Our clients have usually commenced an unacceptable absenteeism procedure (UAP) involving action plans and meetings with supervisors and other departments such as HR and Occupational Health. If this hasn’t been initiated, then we are able to offer advice and guide you through this process.
In 100% of our cases the client has had a suspicion of varying degrees that the claim or sickness was false, however the evidence is required to prove misconduct. That’s where Titan comes in! We produce a bespoke investigation plan based around your needs, objectives and budget.

Further information can be sort at Titan’s Employee Absenteeism service page.

More information – Employee Absenteeism Investigations

Is it lawful to investigate a London employee?

Titan only employ lawful evidence gathering techniques which are suitable, minimise intrusion and don’t infringe on Human Rights, such as the right to a private life and a fair trial. We’ve employed and refined these tactics in accordance with the Law since 1997 and base our investigations around proportionality and necessity.

London Employee Investigations – Who do I contact?

One of Titan’s dedicated team are awaiting your call. Titan offers this service nationally and can be contacted or visited at the locations below;

Employee Investigations London – Call Titan Investigations 020 39046622
Employee Investigations Birmingham – Call Titan Investigations on 0121 7162442
Employee Investigations Cambridge – Call Titan Investigations 01223662022
Employee Investigations Derby (Head Office) – Call Titan Investigations 01332 504256
Employee Investigations Leeds – Call Titan Investigations 0113 4574066
Employee Investigations Leicester – Call Titan Investigations 0116 2436520
Employee Investigations Nottingham – Call Titan Investigations 0115 9646950
Employee Investigations Manchester – Call Titan Investigations 0161 3023008
Employee Investigations Sheffield – Call Titan Investigations 0114 3499400

Alternatively, contact us by email at enquiries@titaninvestigations.co.uk or use our fully confidential contact form and one of our surveillance training team will get right back to you or use our Live Chat facility to chat directly to one of Titan’s Surveillance Training UK operators.

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