In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.
Pension disputes in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) need to be dealt with through the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure.
Employers and Administering Authorities both have a role to play but getting the process and decision right can be a minefield.
Join Doug Mullen for a free 45 minute webinar on frequent pitfalls and how to avoid them.
An employee challenges your decision not to award discretionary LGPS pension benefits. How should you respond?
You end an employee’s contract on grounds of ill health and they challenge your decision not to award LGPS ill health retirement benefits. Where should that challenge go?
An employee claims early retirement LGPS pension benefits alleging a business efficiency dismissal. You refuse this and the employee complains. What should you do next?
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Pension disputes in the LGPS need to be dealt with through the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure. Join Doug Mullen for a free 45 minute webinar on getting the process right.
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