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Your Questions AnsweredPosted on by Angela Rhodes
Q: An employee has requested that as they have no childcare cover for a week during the summer holidays that she be given permission to bring her six year old to work for the week. Do we have to agree to this? A: I would recommend refusing this request for the following reasons:
- You would be creating a precedent within your organisation for employees to bring their children to work whenever they have childcare issues – where would that stop?
- There is a health and safety risk even in a low risk environment.
- A six year old is likely to make some noise which may be distracting to other employees and/or may be heard over the phone by your most important customer.
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