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This Q&A examines the legal and practical issues an employer should consider when dealing with employees who are absent due to travel disruption caused by adverse weather conditions and/or industrial action or major incidents.
When adverse weather and the resultant travel chaos, or travel disruption caused by industrial action or major incidents affect employees’ ability to get to work on time or, in some cases, at all, there are a number of practical steps an employer can consider taking in order to reduce business disruption, avoid any confusion and minimise potential employment law claims:
implement an adverse weather and travel disruption policy or include appropriate provisions within an existing absence management policy and ensure all employees are aware of the policy and its contents—see main section: Policy below
develop a business continuity plan to cover, for example, unforeseen critical staff absence or widespread staff absence, temporary closure of the business and alternative workplace arrangements
decide if employees will be paid for any absence from work due to severe weather or travel disruption—see main section: To pay or not? below
include an employment contract clause authorising deductions from wages—see main section: To pay or not? below
consider employee relations—deducting pay may adversely affect staff morale; however paying employees who do not make it into work may cause resentment amongst those members of staff who do
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