Employees can be absent from work either due to Long-term sickness, short-term certified or uncertified sickness or unauthorised absence and lateness. Absenteeism will not include annual leave , maternity, compassionate or absence due to training or attending union meetings but where a worker fails to turn up at work as scheduled resulting in disruption of work schedule, added work load, increased payroll costs and poor quality service an d poor staff morale.
Each of our employees plays an important role in getting the day 's work done. Therefore, each employee is expected to be at his/her workstation on time each day. Absenteeism or tardiness, even for good reasons, is disruptive of our operations and interferes with our ability to satisfy our customers’ needs. Therefore, any absenteeism or tardiness can result in discipline or immediate discharge.
The Decisions of the House of Lords in the Case of R vs. Special Adjudicator
Research has shown that between; 1/3 to 2/3 of all claims of illness, for lost work days are disingenuous. In addition, half of the days taken off are spent other matters other than illness. This matter translates to two out of every three employees. The resulting effect of absenteeism is companies losing money and the tightening of the loopholes employees use as excuses including genuine forgivable excuses.
R v Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortame Ltd and others  All ER (D) 1173.
In this report, the possible reasons for employee absenteeism being covered are that the workplace roster may not be flexible enough, the staff could possibly be not receiving a sufficient amount of vacation leave from the company, and also some staff may not be feeling mentally capable of attending work on certain days. These points will be supported in sources from peer-reviewed journal articles.
1.The strict supremacy of statute over judicial decisions and a tradition of literalism in statutory interpretation, 2. Where no legislation exists, the courts are bound by the doctrine of precedent in accordance with a strict hierarchy of judicial authority, 3. In the absence of a relevant precedent, the judges will be guided by legal principle and reasoning by analogy, and 4. There is clear way of distinguishing the ratio of a case…