Summer holiday disruption and keeping the boss in the loop

2014-08-08 Jennifer Renney-Butland posted:

Those of us who are lucky enough to have a summer holiday this year will be looking forward to a nice break from work. But what happens if your holiday is badly disrupted, or your return to work is delayed by bad weather, flight cancellations, strike action by airport staff, illness etc....?

If you find yourself in this situation you should keep your employer in the loop as soon as possible, so that your absence is not listed as unauthorised.

You have a duty to inform your employer as soon as possible why you cannot get in to work, and to discuss with your employer any arrangements for the unplanned absence. There are a number of options you and your employer can consider, including:

  • Making up lost time elsewhere;
  • Agreeing to use additional annual leave to cover your unexpected absence; or
  • Taking the extra time off work as unpaid leave.

Failure to comply with any requirements under your contract of employment or company policies and procedures could leave you out of pocket and facing disciplinary action or dismissal.

So remember to take any important numbers away with you and make sure you keep your employer fully informed of any delays in returning to work, or you might find yourself on permanent vacation!

For any queries regarding absences from work, contact Jennifer Renney today on 01225 632240 or at info@renneyandco.com

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