Employee absenteeism

Employee-absenteeismEmployee Absenteeism is the absence of an employee from work. Its a major problem faced by almost all employers of today. Employees are absent from work and thus the work suffers. Absenteeism of employees from work leads to back logs, piling of work and thus work delay. There are various laws been enacted for safeguarding the interest of both Employers and Employees but they too have various constraints.

Absenteeism is of two types –
Innocent absenteeism – Is one in which the employee is absent from work due to genuine cause or reason. It may be due to his illness or personal family problem or any other real reason

Culpable Absenteeism – is one in which a person is absent from work without any genuine reason or cause. He may be pretending to be ill or just wanted a holiday and stay at home. The employers have got every right to enquire as to why an employee is absent from work. If an employee is absent because of illness he should be able to produce a doctor’s letter as and when demanded.

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