Absence from work is not truancy

04.08.2021

If an employee did not come to work because he was waiting for the results of the PCR test, the employer has no right to bring him to disciplinary responsibility.

Federal Service for Labour and Employment explained how the company must treat the absence of employees at work due to waiting for the result of a COVID test.

If the employer has requested a PCR test, then the waiting period for the results is not absenteeism.

This is a requirement of sanitary measures, which means that the employee is absent from work for a good reason. It is impossible to bring him to disciplinary responsibility.

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