So it makes sense to publish this article again on what employers should do when extreme weather hits:
I have also prepared a template Unusual Absence Policy which will be useful to employers in deciding what policy to implement in their organisations. To access the checklist click here.
Happy reading and stay safe out there!
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The most important action for an employer to take is deciding what policy will apply in an unusual absence situation. The second important step is clearly communicating this decision to employees through an appropriate policy. The policy should set out the relevant reporting procedure and when an absence will be considered unauthorised. This can be critical in deciding if disciplinary action is necessary if it is felt that someone has taken advantage of a situation.