Q. I work in HR at a customer call-in center. To make sure we have enough coverage to handle calls, we have a strict tardiness policy. Recently, one of our customer service agents was late for work several days in a row. She is an otherwise outstanding performer and we don’t want to fire her. In the alternative, we would like to suspend her for one week without pay. Is that legal?
A. Unless there is some type of employment contract, Indiana considers employment to be “at-will,” meaning employees can be terminated for almost any reason, provided the reason is not prohibited by law. Assuming she is an hourly employee, you can suspend your tardy worker without pay.
You also did not indicate whether this policy is part of a program. If it is, make sure you apply it uniformly to all your employees.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/5925/is-it-legal-to-discipline-an-employee-for-tardiness-by-suspending-her-without-pay "