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And The “Excuzzie” Goes To . . .
Hollywood has its annual “Razzie Awards” — saluting the worst in film. Humankind has the Darwin Awards — honoring those who died in exceptionally stupid ways. Not to be outdone, Human Resources now has the “Excuzzies” – recognizing the most absurd and over-the-top excuses employees have provided to employers.
The nominations are in and the polls are open. Read on to hear the top 3 excuses of 2015 and cast your vote. Be sure to read next month’s newsletter to learn the results.
An employee has just returned from pregnancy leave and is requesting time and space to “pump” at work. You’re not sure what this entails or how this is going to impact your business – not to mention the comfort level of your other employees.
Which of the following accommodations are you required to offer?
You have to give her several paid breaks throughout the day lasting 30 minutes or more.
You must provide a private area for her to “pump” — someplace other than a bathroom.
You must provide her unpaid time off to go home up to three times in an 8 hour shift to feed her baby.
Everyone Is Depressed Sometimes …
Why Should I Have to Provide Reasonable
Accommodation For Depression?
A-to-Z Resort has an employee (Nancy) with increasingly poor attendance. Nancy seems to be absent more often than she shows up to work. Management wants to terminate her for poor attendance. One day before the termination meeting, Nancy tells Judy, the HR Director, that she is depressed and cannot come into work for the remainder of the week.
This is all too familiar to employers. Read more to learn how to properly manage this employee’s request. Read More.
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