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Worried sick about Christmas absence?

Worried sick about Christmas absence

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Dear Members,

I'd like to hear your views about ways to stem the flow of Christmas absence.

Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, which is not a bank holiday leaving the day potentially open to abuse from employees that may phone in with fake sickies to score an extra long weekend.

And it's not just 24th Dec that can cause problems, there are party hangovers to contend with so what can bosses do?

Have you got some innovative methods up your sleeves to tackle the problems? Are duvet days an option? What should HR include in the policies? Should there be a different policy just for this time of year?

Please do let us know your thoughts on this contentious issue.

Best Wishes,

Annie Hayes,
Contributing Editor

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By freightpro
28th Nov 2007 20:02

Hi Annie

Bank holidays need not be given by an Employer and can be included in the statutory holiday entitlement, I would therefore suggest that if somebody goes sick prior to a bank holiday they can be asked to take it from their holiday entitlement and also deduct the 25th and 26th as holiday. That should stop the lazy blighters

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