One co-worker consistently shows up noticeably sick. Consistently throughout the day, I hear coughing, hacking, nose-blowing, and throat clearing. This happens pretty much all day, in very short intervals.
It's gotten rather bad -- after a week I felt so irritated that I bought noise-cancelling high quality bose headphones just to cancel out. After that didn't work, I actually tried leaving the office completely and going to a local coffee shop with wifi just for a bit of peace and quiet.
Here's the thing: the employee in question does not necessarily need to be in the office. His job could be done from home, as he works largely on the computer.
I want to ask him to please just work from home instead of coming into work while sick. Is this an appropriate thing to do? Is there an appropriate way to do it?