An employee has been sick for 3 months and as per procedure we asked her permission to write to a doctor for an update of the situation. Her doctor has said that her shoulder is badly damaged and she is quite disabled by this condition. He stated that it is unlikely there will be any great improvement in her ability to use the joint and it is unlikely she will be able to return to work at any time in the future. We enquired about light duties but that was not an option according to the doctor.What should our next stage be? Can we terminate her employment due to the fact that she is unfit for thejob? Do we need to make her redundant?

Fiona Carson