29 Jul Employee Attendance and Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
Does your business have a clear attendance policy? Have your employees all signed this agreement?
When an employee does not show up to work their scheduled shift, the situation is more serious than just a missed work shift. Some of the most common reasons for lawsuits under Wrongful Termination relate to employee attendance.
Precautions you can take:
1. Create and enforce a written and signed Employee Attendance & Punctuality Policy
2. Thoroughly document all communication with your employees and avoid verbal exchanges of important information with them
3. MOST IMPORTANTLY – Make sure you have an Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) policy in effect.
*An EPLI policy is the only insurance that covers wrongful termination!
Click here for a sample Employee Attendance Policy!
(Sample is courtesy of Labor Law Attorney Alfred Landegger of the Landegger Baron Law Group – CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE!)
*REMEMBER* – Even if you do everything right – you can still get sued!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Never fire an employee who is out on Workers’ Compensation!