Nurses to Assess Employee Health

 In Nurses Weekly

Chipotle has nurses check whether employees who call in sick are genuinely unwell or just hungover.

“We have nurses on call, so that if you say, ‘Hey, I’ve been sick,’ you get the call into the nurse,” CEO Brian Niccol said. “The nurse validates that it’s not a hangover—you’re really sick—and then we pay for the day off to get healthy again.”

The restaurant chain trumpeted the policy as part of its improved food-safety practices.


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