Hello. I have small business with 2 staffs. One staff is great but other one has been giving me lots of stress and damaging my business. Lately, she has been bombarded with so many family issues and had so many last minute notice absences. This month so far she missed more days than she came to work(she works part
Hello. I have small business with 2 staffs. One staff is great but other one has been giving me lots of stress and damaging my business. Lately, she has been bombarded with so many family issues and had so many last minute notice absences. This month so far she missed more days than she came to work(she works part time 3-4 days per wk). First, her fiancee's brother passed away and she missed like 3 days and her father ended up having heart surgery and missed another 3 days.
This week, she took her daughter to dentist appointment in the morning and ended up not coming at all. Today, she texted me saying her daughter has fever and took her to ER arond 7:30AM. I told her to update me how things go and let me know when she can come to work. She never texted me to let me know what's going on. It got to the point where I have to book less number of clients because i'm afraid that she will give me last minute notice (usually in the morning or the day before). Also, my other good staff is always overworked and starts showing stress and I'm afraid she will quit.
I really wish the bad one will just quit so that I can start look for good staff. But she says she really enjoy working in my business but she gets tied up with family issues. Is she legit? is she cooking up something? like, she wants me to fire her instead of she quiting, so that she can collect unemployment benefit? Would you keep staff like that? will I open up for litigation if I fire her? Thanks.
Your English is so poor it's hard to follow.
If you have an employee (not "a staff") that's unreliable on a Regular basis (not just having a bad month), you terminate, if she's an at will employee. In most states, you do not need to give a reason.
You should probably start conducting interviews and have someone basically hired before letting her go.
If she is being let go due to poor performance or being unreliable, this is legal. You may want to consult your attorney just to make sure she's not covered by Any weird state law, but it's doubtful.
There are times when issues come in "groups" and are embarrassing for the person concerned. However, an employee has a responsibilty to keep you informed of their circumstances regarding non attendance at work.
Arrange to have a meeting wither explaining you cannot continue in this way, and if she cannot improve and maintain her attendance, then you will consider dismissing her.
Terminate her for failing to be at work when scheduled. You can always be sued… the question you have to ask is can she win.. You seem to have it well documented that she is missing work.. so it will not be a problem.
It doesn't matter. Fire her and hire someone who wants to work. You're an employer, not a counselor.
find someone else and tell her your short on work and have to let her go because times are tuff and you can't afford to pay her.