Tuesday 24 April 2018

Yellow card for staff who 'pull a sickie' after games

Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

WORKERS who fail to tog-out for their employers after Euro 2012 matches can expect the yellow card thanks to a range of stiff new directives issued by the Small Firms' Association (SFA) to its members.

SFA spokeswoman Patricia Callan advised companies to issue staff with a memo detailing the positive measures being introduced to allow as many as possible to enjoy Euro 2012.

"However it should be made clear that employees will be subject to disciplinary action if they turn up late for work, fail to turn up at all or abuse alcohol. Employees should also be told that if they phone in sick on the days of, or after, key matches that they must provide medical evidence," she said.

The SFA also recommends employers agree, where possible, that employees can take the days off as part of their annual leave; operate a flexi-time system on match days; and allow staff to listen to the radio or watch TV during short breaks, but make it clear that this is a privilege.

Irish Independent

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