Hi, I want to ask if any employee purposely took off on Saturday because he knew Sunday is a week off. So there any provision we can penalize him by deducting Sunday as leave? I know Sunday is a week off, why I am asking this because in same month 1 of our employee took off on 3 Saturday's, it showing a pattern. I will be grateful if someone guides us, on how to stop any employee from taking off every Saturday. On the other hand, the employee is a non-performer.
From India, Lucknow
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If any employee takes unauthorised leave, it shall constitute "absconding unauthorised" and management can initiate suitable disciplinary action as per CSO of your Company, in absence of which as per Model standing Orders. If he is a non- performer and is a probationer, then your job shall be easier.

Why he is absenting himself, unauthorised? Have you probed into? Did you check with him for any personal/domestic problem? All these needs to be addressed, before initiating any punitive measures

If he is availing unathorised leave on Saturday and Monday, you can deduct Sunday also.

From India, Aizawl

You need not sanction leave when the employee seeks leave , mark as absent and deduct salary for the Saturday. When the employee has not worked the whole week, there is no entitlement for the rest day. The entitlement for a paid holiday comes when the employee works for 48 hours in the week. (See Section 51 & 52 of the Factories Act 1948). So where the employee is not fulfilling the 48 hours of work, the entitlement to a weekly holiday will not be there.
From India, Mumbai


Call the employee counsel him. Find out the reason behind habitual saturday leave. If need be take a apology letter from him. Warn him that unapproved leave on Saturday will be treated as loss of pay. Still if he continue to take leave initiate disciplinary action.

From India, Madras

Congratulations Mr. P RADHAKRISHNAN NAIR, You got validations of 555 Excellent Contribution. Regards, Suresh
From India, Thane

We have been facing the same problem. The employee used to go to his native place in the evening of every Thursday/Friday and returning back only on Monday to join his duties.

The weekly off (Sunday) comes after 6 days work. Therefore we started giving one weekly off only on completion of 6 days worked. Suppose the employee worked in all for say 18 days in a month. In such case he became entitled for only 3 weekly offs in place of regular 4/5 weekly off (depending upon number of Sundays in that month).

After 2 months, the employee understood the loss he was incurring and therefore resorted back to normalcy.

You may also give a fair trail for the same.

Jawaharlal Moondra
98290 28028

From India, Jodhpur

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