At [company], we are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe work environment for all employees. In order to support this goal, we have a robust staff illness policy that outlines our expectations for employees who are experiencing symptoms of a communicable illness.
All employees have a responsibility to report any illness to their supervisor as soon as possible. This includes symptoms of a communicable illness, such as fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, or if they have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for a contagious illness.
If an employee becomes ill while at work, they should immediately inform their supervisor and seek medical attention if necessary. The employee’s work area should be disinfected, and any potentially contaminated materials should be disposed of in accordance with company policy.
Employees who are ill should not report to work and should not return until they are no longer contagious or pose a risk to others. Employees should follow their healthcare provider’s instructions for returning to work and provide medical documentation as necessary.
Employees who are unable to work due to illness may be eligible for sick leave or other forms of paid or unpaid leave, depending on the circumstances and their employment status. Employees should follow the company’s policies for requesting leave and should inform their supervisor as soon as possible.
If an employee exhausts their sick leave and is still unable to return to work, they may be eligible for other forms of leave or accommodations under applicable laws and company policy. Employees should contact HR to discuss their options.
We encourage employees to take care of their health and to prioritize their well-being. To prevent the spread of illness in the workplace, employees should practice good hygiene, such as washing their hands frequently, covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing, and avoiding close contact with others who are ill.
Employees who have been exposed to a communicable illness should follow the guidance of their healthcare provider and inform their supervisor as soon as possible.
Employees who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. The severity of the disciplinary action will depend on the circumstances of the violation and the employee’s prior disciplinary history.
We are committed to supporting employees who are ill and to helping prevent the spread of illness in the workplace. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact your supervisor or HR representative.