Meting Out Discipline for Absenteeism
Discipline exists as corrective, not punitive, wherein discharge occurs after application of progressive discipline.
In the present day of world market competition, there must be reasonableness from both Management and the Union.
Formulating and Applying Absence Control Rules:
Create well thought-out rules to impress employees with the need for reformation based upon the application of progressive penalties.
Triggering of discipline must be based upon a predetermined number of infractions in a set time period.
Discipline must be applied consistently. Records should include: time cards, disciplinary notice, summary record in graphic form, and notice of absence with criteria for rating.
The certificate must recite a specific factual foundation for the absence.