Employees are expected to make every reasonable effort to report to
work as scheduled.
It is recognized that during the course of the year, an employee
occasionally may be unable to come to work because of illness. Such
absences are closely monitored for frequency, duration and patterns. The
attendance record is a very important part of an employee's overall
Employees must notify their supervisor of their inability to report to work
no later than 30 minutes after their starting time.
If an illness goes beyond five days, the manager will request the employee
bring a doctor's note authorizing the absence.
Excessive absence is defined as ten or more days or five or more occurrences
in one calendar year that are not considered a serious medical illness and
are not covered under the short term disability plan. (An occurrence would
be defined as any absence of one day or more). Excessive absences are
taken without pay and will result in a review of the attendance record by
the employee's manager and the Human Resources Manager. This review may
result in a written warning, a probation program or other disciplinary
Contributed by Lisare, participant on Employers' Forum
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