Here’s how to handle workers who repeatedly fail to make it into the office:
Know the laws. If someone misses work due to illness and your firm has more than 50 employees working within a 75-mile radius, the Act may assign rights to both employer and employee. And under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make reasonable accommodations for certain types of disability- related absences.
Show interest. Whenever employees miss a day of work, let them know that they’re missed. Welcome them back with enthusiasm. In a genuine tone, ask how they’re doing and how they spent their time. If they took a personal day and don’t want to elaborate on what they did, ask, “Can you give me an idea if you anticipate taking any more time off in the next few weeks?”
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