All employees are expected to work on a regular, consistent basis and complete their regularly scheduled hours per week. Excessive absenteeism may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Disciplinary action taken because of absenteeism will be considered on an individual basis, following a review of the employee’s absences and overall work record.
If you are going to be late or miss work, employees are expected to call and talk to the manager on duty at least 2 hours before they are scheduled to work.
Any employee who does not call or report to work will be considered to have voluntarily resigned employment.
Prior to taking a leave of absence for purposes of vacation, personal leave, military or jury duty, or other planned absence longer than three days, an Employee Leave Request Form, available in the office, should be submitted to and approved by management.
Employee Leave Requests should be submitted at least one week prior to the scheduled leave date, unless the request is due to an unexpected emergency/event. The nature of the emergency should then be shared with management.
To return to work from an accident or medical leave, all employees must present a doctor’s release.
Any employee who fails to return to work at the expiration of a personal leave of absence will be deemed to have abandoned their job, unless The Chocolate Shoppe is notified of a reason, satisfactory to management, for not returning to work at the end of the leave of absence.