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Severe Weather Guidance for Employers

Severe Weather Guidance for Employers

If some staff are late for work or fail to attend work because of severe weather, then an employer is under no obligation to pay them unless there is a specific provision for such absence to be paid in their employment contract.

There are some other options you may wish to consider, such as:

  • allowing staff members to work from home temporarily
  • work up the time lost or
  • take holiday entitlement  –  It’s up to you!

It is worth remembering that the financial burden to the business of paying staff in these circumstances could be outweighed by the benefits that such a gesture would have on staff morale and productivity in the long run – especially if the snowfall is particularly heavy and it is impossible to get to work.

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