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I have a member of staff taking a lot of sick, he went off sick again last Wednesday morning and as yet we have no sick note from him nor has he communicated when he is likely to return. Added to that we also have a lot of complaints about him from our customers, some have left us and some have requested another teacher. This has resulted in us putting him on a 6 week in-house training programme, - we are a swim school - part of training requirement was to provide session plans two days before the session, he was told failure to do so would result in losing the session, he failed and lost he first session, now he is off sick we obviously can't continue the training programme. Our real problem is that we struggle with somebody being off a lot and have to cancel a lot of lessons as we have no other cover which is not only costing us but is also going to damage our reputation.
Can we dismiss him?
1st October 2013
I think thats covered everything, I've just checked contract, its one week's notice for every full year worked so we will give him two weeks.
Thank you so much - a weight off my mind!