London Employee Absenteeism & Misconduct Investigations

London Employee 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, Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield, giving Titan Investigations a national reach.

From our experience, some of the most common reasons for 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).


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Our clients have usually commenced an unacceptable London Employee 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 to varying degrees that the claim or sickness was false. However, the evidence is required to prove misconduct. That’s where Titan Investigations comes in! We produce a bespoke investigation plan based around your needs, objectives and budget.

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

Is it lawful to investigate your London Employees?

Titan Investigations 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 Absenteeism who should I contact?

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

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

Alternatively, contact us by email at or use our fully confidential contact form and one of our London Private Investigators will get right back to you or chat directly using our Live Chat facility.

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