2018 World Cup in Russia
The Russia 2018 football World Cup kicks off on 14 June and ends on 15 July 2018. Major sporting events can create an exciting atmosphere in the workplace and can be a great opportunity for boosting staff morale. However, with many of the games due to be broadcast during normal working hours, it is a good idea to have a clear policy in place to ensure that staff know what is expected of them during this time, to help keep any disruption to a minimum.
Policies and documents
- Policy on sporting and other special events
- Alcohol and substance abuse policy and procedure
- Unauthorised absence policy
- Email and internet policy for employees
- Should employers adopt a sporting events policy and what should it include?
- What should an employer do if it suspects that an employee's reported sickness absence is not genuine and is due instead to him or her taking time off work to watch a football match?
- How should employers deal with employees who turn up for work drunk or hung-over after watching a football World Cup match or other major sporting event?
- How should employers deal with employees who spend work time following sporting events on the internet?
- How should employers deal with requests for time off to watch key events during the Olympic Games or other major sporting events?
- How can employers avoid allegations of unfair and/or discriminatory treatment when allowing employees to take time off to watch major football tournaments?
- How can employers prevent employees spending too much time at work discussing major sporting events and distracting other employees?
- What should an employer do if an employee is detained in police custody due to alleged football hooliganism, and is unable to attend work?
- Can an employer fairly dismiss an employee because he or she has a criminal conviction for football hooliganism?
- What action can employers take in advance of major sporting events to discourage absenteeism?