Hi. Siew . Thanks so much for your earlier advice given.
need furhter advise on this issue
Beside the recent issue of absentism from work for more than 3 weeks, this staff of ours previously also has the record of work attendance issue (always late for work. Most reasons given are missed the bus/ personal & family issue/ worst is oversleep etc). Numerous verbal warning has been given (but no written warning so far). Plus the recent case of absentism, the company still take her back mainly base on humatarian ground try to help her in many ways to earn a living. But looks like she has taken advantage of the privilege given.
From this recent case, the company feels that has tolerated enough of her, hence decided to:
1) still take her back for time being because no replacement found yet. One reason is to give her last chance to change as she needs the job to support the family too.
2) will issue her the written warning for her this recent absentism issue and previous habitual late for work issues. Also will attach a wroking rules & regulation for her to comply- e.g punishment and rewards on work discpline
(e.g impose penalty for late for work after 3 x chances of exemption for a month period. And reward incentive for good behavior record for the month)
3) The company needs to observe her work atitutde and discplinary areas - hence propose to change her employment service to "contract" basis- renewal of contract may be 6monthly basis (and yet she is entitled for benefits as permanent staff).
(question - letter of change of employment and letter of warning be issued the same time to her)
Need your advise and confirmation whether the above proposed action is legally alright for the company ?
Apreciate your prompt reply soonest.