Jacques is a member of your team and has called in sick.
Later that evening you’re on social media and notice a mutual friend of yours who also knows Jacques has ‘liked’ a photo of him out at lunch that day with a friend – and he didn’t look unwell. The caption of the photo reads ‘When sickies enable you to see long lost friends!’.
Jacques is a great employee – a high performer and hard worker and well liked by others across the business.
What would you do?
- Does this situation diminish the trust you have in Jacques?
- Would you challenge Jacques? Take it further up the line?
- The organisation has sick days accounted for on their balance sheet and they’re prepared for these days to be used – therefore does that make it ok?
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