Employment Relations – Bad weather and travel disruption – how does this affect you?

Employment Relations. ACAS has brought out guidance on how, when the weather makes it difficult to travel, this should be dealt with in the workplace. Key points are as follows:

• Employees are not automatically entitled pay if unable to get to work because of bad weather.
• Discretion however is often applied.
• Be flexible where possible.
• Information technology is such that if a pragmatic approach can be taken to enable staff to effectively work out of the office then such temporary changes may be helpful to all.

In any workplace, many problems that arise can be resolved by acting sensibly and reasonably. Situations of absence or changed hours caused by weather disruption is no different. As with any relationship, give and take is key.

For further information, please see the ACAS website.

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