How to Deal with Employees who Call in Sick When Holiday Leave isn’t Granted

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 8 August 2023
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Absence and Sickness; Leave

Julie:  Okay. And then I think for our last question that we had, it was about upcoming holidays, and so you've got lots of perhaps competing requests. Unfortunately, you can't have everybody off at the same time, so inevitably you may have to say no to someone. You try and work with them, go back and see other dates, or maybe you could partially meet it, but they don't get the holidays that they want, and then something happens and the person calls in absent that day.

We're not going to be cynical, Seamus. We're not going to say anything about people, because imagine that's one of the things that you're going to cover. So your instinct may be, and I'm going to use a local

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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