The plea has come from the concilation service, ACAS
Employers are being urged to prepare for workers wanting to watch games during the Women’s World Cup, which kicks off today.
The tournament is a big sporting event for many employees who may want to follow their favourite team, conciliation service Acas said.
Acas has advised employers and small businesses to plan ahead of key matches and have agreements in place to cover requests for time off, sickness absence, website use during working hours, listening to the radio or watching TV during this period.
Acas chief executive Susan Clews said: “The Women’s World Cup is an exciting event for many football fans but staff should avoid getting a red card for unreasonable demands or behaviour in the workplace during this period.
“For many businesses, maintaining a certain staffing level is critical in order to survive. Employers should have a set of simple workplace agreements in place before kick-off to help ensure their businesses remain productive whilst keeping staff on side too.
“Our top tips can help managers get the best from their team players, arrange appropriate substitutions if necessary and avoid unnecessary penalties or unplanned sendings-off.”
The tournament will take place in Australia and New Zealand until August 20 and, due to the time difference, kick-off times in the UK will vary between 3am and 1pm.
Published: by Radio NewsHub