Questions tagged [absenteeism]

Items related to timely and routine reporting for duty at scheduled times and shifts during the duration of one's employment within a given organization.

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How can an employer better accommodate workers on the autism-spectrum to reduce absence from work?

Question: What are measures an employer or colleagues can take to better accommodate workers who are on the autism-spectrum? The goal of the better accommodation/changed behavior would be to improve ...
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Using sick days and/or vacation time once you’re allowed? [closed]

I started a job in early February of this year- I was granted 3 sick days and 10 vacation days that I could begin using after my 90 day probation period. Not long after I passed this time mark, I had ...
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Is it acceptable to leave work early to see an apartment?

I am in the middle of apartment hunting, and I'm getting too close to the end of my current lease for comfort, so I'm taking any opportunity I can to see showings, which sometimes can only happen ...
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What can employers do if an employee disappears? [closed]

If an employee just goes AWOL, i.e. he/she just stops showing up for work, and does not respond to phone calls or emails, is there a general protocol the employer must follow? I imagine for the first ...
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Coworker Frequently Absent due to Medical Reasons, can they be fired? [closed]

As stated in the title, one of my coworkers is rarely in the office due to medical reasons. They do sometimes log on from home if they're feeling up to it, but their actual time spent in the office ...
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Is it ethical to implement a points system for unscheduled time off? [closed]

Recently my company implemented a points-accrual system for unscheduled time off- whether that's clocking in late, leaving early, or calling out. Any difference in scheduled hours vs hours worked that ...
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How can a shift manager discipline an employee when that employee is the owner's daughter?

After being unemployed for 24 weeks, a good friend of mine recently became a shift manager at a local pizza shop. As a father of three kids with two enrolled in private college, he's thrilled to be ...