I'd really appreciate if anyone can share their experience of how their companies deal with workers who are 'too sick' to come into the office yet feel well enough to work from home.Is it allowed ?Do you have a policy on this subject? Do you treat each instance as an individual case?
In reality I am a little bit on the fence here with this one because on one hand, the employee welfare should come first and we could have a blanket policy to say if you are too sick to come in then you do not work,rest, get well and then come back in when you are fit and also this way it can help to ensure they are keeping work and home life separate.However on the other hand, is it better to allow them to do some work, after all they may be getting paid anyway?
I do want us as a company to appreciate how important it can be to exercise some flexibility but at the same time, I don't want us to breed the culture where the easy option is to stay in your PJs and work from home, not that I am implying this is the case for any of our staff. We do actually have a very low absence record but the figures may be a little skewed as we've allowed some to work from home and productivity will be less but their records don't show them as off sick.
If anyone does have some good experience of the pro's and con's they've found from their companies then I'd be very grateful if you could share.