Can we vary attendance policies by department?

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Q. At our office, each department has its own attendance rules for applying points. Should we allow this or develop one single policy for the whole organization? --Anonymous, Virginia

A. Your current policy is legally risky. Having a variety of different approaches to counting attendance "points" could lead to claims of discrimination. Also, some departments may have fallen into practices that would be considered unfair to individuals with disabilities...

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