Lateness Policy

Lateness Policy


Dovers Dental Clinic reserves the right to modify this policy in whole or in part, at any time, at the discretion of the Company.

Employees should be at their place of work at the start and end of their normal working day. They should be at there station ready to commence work from at least the start time of their conditioned hours. The Company considers that lateness is a reflection of ones adverse commitment and
attitude towards their job unless there is a reasonable, verified excuse for it.
The following rule shall apply to any worker who is more than five minutes late for the start of their shift:

More than 5 minutes – employee loses 1 hour’s pay.

More than 15 minutes – employee loses 3  hour’s pay.

More than 30 minutes – employee lopes 6 hour’s pay.

More than 45 minutes – employee loses 12 hour’s pay.

More than 60 minutes – employee loses 1 day’s pay.

Employees who are late must report to their Head/Supervisor before the commencement of work.
Employees, who know that they will be unavoidably late, must notify their Head/Supervisor prior to the start of their working day.  If an employee fails to clock in or out and does not inform their Head/Supervisor, the employee will not receive pay for that day.

Persistent periods of lateness that have not been pre-authorized will be dealt with under the Company’s Disciplinary Policy. An employee who fails to comply with notification procedures or who otherwise abuses the Company’s rules on lateness will be dealt with under the Disciplinary Procedure.

An employee who fails to call in and report to work as scheduled for three consecutively scheduled workdays will be viewed as having abandoned their position and employment will be terminated.