Employee Concerns: A Case Study

Employee Concerns: A Case Study

We met our Newcastle-based client as part of the free consultation service we offer to everyone. They explained that they felt they were being defrauded by one of their staff who had been off for 5 months with an injury they’d claimed they sustained at work.

The staff member (let’s call him ‘Keith’) was in the process of taking legal action against their employer and claimed that they could no longer walk around without sticks for support.

‘Keith’ was receiving full sick pay from our client who were in turn being fully cooperative with all litigation they were having levied against them – but rumours had started to circulate that there was nothing wrong with ‘Keith’ and he was actually working in another job, “cash in hand” in Gateshead. Read more about Employee Concerns: A Case Study

Investigating “Long Term Sickness”

Investigating “Long Term Sickness”

We posted this recently on our social media pages and it drew such a positive response and an increase in enquiries into our services that we decided to move it over to give it its own space on the Surmount blog.

Last week we noticed a lot of negative feedback online but specifically on LinkedIn to a rather disreputable ‘investigation consultancy’ company and comments / posts that they made on the topic of investigating “long term sickness”. Here at Surmount, we wanted to step into the ring on what proved on LinkedIn to be a particularly contentious topic and show you where we stand.

Specifically where we stand as a company professionally, ethically and legally in the face of such ‘cowboys’ offering to “deal with” those “staff members off sick that are costing you money”. Read more about Investigating “Long Term Sickness”