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Can I fire employees whose are constantly late?



Q - If an employee is regularly late for work, can I fire them?

A - Ultimately, yes - if you require them to be at work by a set time then they are not doing their job. However, this is usually a sign of poor motivation, so before you fire them you need to ask yourself (and them) “why”. It is likely that the job just doesn’t excite them, but they might have skills that could you used in other, perhaps even new roles. Or the job itself could be changed slightly to suit the employee and the business better. If you do fire them, always follow the correct process.