Adverse Weather Warnings for Employers

Posted in : Templates and Checklists ROI on 3 January 2018
Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin
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It seems we have a weekly, if not daily weather, warning these days. Often, we are warned not to take unnecessary journeys. So, is your employee coming to work during adverse weather an unnecessary journey? What is the position for employers and employees in a situation like this?

As these adverse weather conditions are becoming common place, employers need to decide what policy will apply in an unusual absence situation. The second important step is clearly communicating this approach to employees through an appropriate policy. The policy should set out the relevant reporting procedure and in what situations an absence will be considered unauthorised. This can be critical in deciding if

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Linda Hynes
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