An employee says they’re sick, but your unstaffed. Can you make them come to work or discipline them if they don’t come in?
It is not recommended to tell your sick employee to come to work or discipline them if they refuse. If an employee comes in sick, they could expose the rest of the staff to the illness. Requiring sick employees to work can create feelings of resentment, damaging employee morale and increasing turnover. Besides the risks of spreading germs, asking a sick employee to work when they don’t want to might also violate their rights.
In states and localities with sick leave laws, employees with sick leave in the bank are generally entitled to use that time when they see fit, without jumping through hoops (e.g., seeking permission, getting doctor’s notes, providing lots of notice, or finding their own replacement).
Questions like these are sure to come up in any organization with employees. For a strong PRM strategy, access to certified HR professionals is essential.
Working with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help you with HR and also save you money on employee benefits.
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