Let's assume you've set an absenteeism standard for your company. And you've told your employees they must report to work. But, your employees fail to do this.
Should you discipline them for this?
Here's how to discipline employees who fail to report to work
Even if your absent employee produces a medical certificate to justify the absence, the failure to report is in itself a disciplinary transgression. And it could lead to dismissal if it's repeated, says the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.
Typically, some employers allow for progressive sanctions ranging from a verbal reprimand, written warning, final written warning and dismissal.
This means you should allow your employees an opportunity to explain their failure before you impose these sanctions. And don't forget that you must conduct a disciplinary hearing before you dismiss the employee concerned.