Absences, Duvet Days and the Recession Incentive

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 9 May 2011
Susan Battye
LK Shields

Unauthorised absences are both frustrating and costly for employers. A report published in July 2010 by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions is instructive as to the extent of the problem in Ireland. The report refers to various sources which have estimated the cost to Irish employers between €1.1 billion and €2 billion annually.

Continuous short term absences tend to cause the most annoyance for employers. Obviously, some short term absences may be legitimate, but the owner/managers questioned for a recent Irish Small Medium Enterprises (ISME) survey

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