I have an employee who calls out sick on a regular basis. If someone is sick in the office, they'll be sick the next day claiming that person got them sick. This employee is never able to take vacation because he never accumulates enough PTO time due to all his ailments.
I do know he is a cancer survivor but has been in remission for several years. There is also question that he's an alcoholic and comes into work smelling of alcohol. Since he works off site I do not have personal knowledge but it has been reported to me. I feel that this is having affect on his co-workers and morale.
I have had one employee that has complained about it on several occassions, however he is considered the complainer of the group so my boss doesn't usually take him seriously. This last time the employee called out sick he used the excuse that he caught whatever bug the "complaining" employee had. This seriously offended the "complaining" employee because he was not sick or complained about being sick and does not understand why he was used as the excuse.
We do not make it policy that an employee see a Dr. if he is calling out sick but can I if it tends to be an issue?