England’s dramatic World Cup qualification could mean football-mad staff
will give work the yellow card next summer.
Employment law specialist Simon Bellm believes most firms will see a rise in
absenteeism when the month-long tournament kicks off in June and advises HR
professionals to be flexible.
He said, "It’s difficult to take disciplinary action for one-off
instances of absence. It might be better to come to an agreement to vary hours
Nick Hawley, head of HR at Japanese-owned engineering company Denso Marston,
suggests employers allow TVs in canteens and radios at workstations during the