So the company's CEO sent out a mandate for employees to return to the offices this week. However, there were several employees in my building that have not come back when I do my rounds checking that employees have returned.I am an HR analyst so it is part of my job to manage these sorts of things.
One employee replied that he was healing from foot surgery and said that his manager exempted him from returning and planned to let him work remotely for the next two weeks. I asked him why he couldn't use crutches as the memo had no exemptions listed. He didn't reply, but just forwarded me to his manager. I questioned his manager about it and he said that I could take it up with his manager if I was so insistent. Not wanting to jump around, I messaged the Managing Director -- New York and North America Seaboard and she replied that if this persons manager feels that this employee should get an exemption to heal, she is fine with that, especially when his role is not client facing anyway.
The memo did not allow for any exemptions so I messaged another managing director for a different office to see what he thought of what this other managing director did. He did not reply at all. I tried yet another managing director, the one for San Francisco and he replied to say that city operations are the responsibility of the local managing director.
So I emailed the employee to tell him that he risked termination and his manager's manager apparently got hold of that email and told him no and asked my boss to explain the meaning of my email and my boss doesn't want to pursue the matter further.
I don't know what I should do at this point. Nobody seems to want to enforce the mandate.
Where in the USA do people value rules? Would the MD of Denver be more likely to agree with me?