I am working in a Software corporate company. The HR working in this company introduces a new policy that every employee, whether they are availing a planned leave or unplanned leave (including emergency leaves too) should get permission from the manager (which is ok) and also have to inform the HR in a whatsapp group where my software domain team in it including the HR.
This looks looks like a childish kind of act, until when an employee in our company have to attend some very serious emergency and there is no way that the employee could be able to inform to anyone at that situation. Later that day the HR posted in the group mentioning the name of the employee saying "You must take leaves only with a permission even if it is an emergency".
My real question here is "Is this normal to ask an employee to do like this"