As humans, you can’t avoid illnesses or sickness. And sometimes, sicknesses can make it impossible for a person to go to work.
On top of that, going to work sick puts your coworkers at risk of contracting an illness. So, if you’re feeling under the weather, the best thing to do is call in sick and spend your time recovering.
This can be fairly daunting for some people, especially if you work at Walmart.
So, how should an employee call in sick at Walmart?
If you’re a Walmart employee and feel under the weather, you can contact the Walmart call-in number and report the absence. For short-notice absences, it’s also best to contact your supervisor so they can make the necessary changes and adjustments.
In this guide, we’ll dive into all the details of calling in sick at Walmart, the number you have to call, and more information you need to understand before calling the hotline.
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How To Call In Sick At Walmart
Walmart highly encourages all employees and associates to call in sick at least 3 hours before their shift.
That way, the supervisor and manager can make all of the necessary changes and adjustments and make sure everything runs smoothly.
To call in sick, you can dial the Walmart call-out number to report your absence.
You need to provide your WIN number, date of birth, and your store number when doing this.
What Is The Walmart Call Out Number?
When calling in sick, associates and employees should dial this number: 1-800-775-5944.
When you dial this number, a friendly operator will ask you the necessary details needed for calling in sick as well as guide you through the process and alert the store where you work.
How Early Should I Call In Sick?
If you’re feeling under the weather, it’s highly encouraged to call in sick at least 3 hours before your shift.
This gives enough time to notify everyone who needs to know as well as call-in people to replace you for that shift and make additional adjustments.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t call in sick on shorter notice. Medical emergencies are unavoidable, and there are going to be times you need to call-in sick at short notice.
If so, you can still dial the same Walmart call-in number, however, it’s highly recommended to alert your supervisor or manager if you need to call in sick on short notice.
Can I Call In Sick With Walmart Online?
If you’re a Walmart employee, you are likely familiar with the OneWalmart site. This is a complete online portal where employees can view their pay stubs, report an absence, read news concerning employees, and also view their schedules.
So, if you want to call in sick and can’t reach the phone, you can call in sick through the OneWalmart website.
To start, you’ll need to log in using your account. From there, you can find the button to report an absence and simply follow the steps on the website.
The process is similar to calling the Walmart number as you need to provide your WIN, date of birth, store number, and make sure all of the information is correct. If not, your absence may not be reported properly.
After putting in all the information, employees are faced with three different options. These include whether they’re reporting a late absence, a next-day absence, or an absence on the same day.
You will also need to explain all the reasons for your absence. If you’re feeling sick, you will have to outline some of the symptoms or details of your injury on the website as well.
Who Should I Report My Absence To?
If you’re reporting an absence at least 3-hours before your shift, alerting the hotline or reporting it on the website should be enough.
However, you may also contact the store manager and report that you are feeling sick and won’t be able to make it to work. That way, the manager can call in additional employees or make scheduling adjustments.
When reporting an absence on short notice, you should notify the store manager first.
Additionally, the store manager should be the first person you contact if you’re feeling sick while on a shift, as they will be able to help you call in sick if you can’t finish your shift.
Do Walmart Employees Get Paid Sick Leave?
Certain Walmart associates and employees qualify for paid sick leave.
Walmart abides by the Paid Sick Leave Laws (PSLs) in every state. However, keep in mind that different states have different policies in regard to sick leave.
Different policies will allow you to receive payment even when on leave but under specific conditions. So, to ensure that you will get paid while on sick leave, make sure to check your state’s policies.
PSL applies to short-term, long-term, and temporary employees, regardless if they are paid by the hour or salaried employees.
If your state has PSLs, you will receive pay even when you call-in sick for all the hours of your shift.
What Are The Consequences Of Calling In Sick At Walmart?
While Walmart abides by all PSLs in whatever state they operate in, they still encourage 100% attendance with their employees.
There is even more emphasis put on those who work shifts during weekdays and public holidays, and the consequences of missing a shift may vary, but at times, they can be severe.
Whenever you call in sick or don’t show up to your shift (this counts as an unauthorized absence), you will receive “points”, which serve as warnings.
Absences on Thursdays to Saturdays will result in 1 point warnings, while 3 points warnings can be given if you miss key shifts and holidays.
Additionally, employees with 5-9 points are at risk of termination and losing their MyShare bonuses.
Do All Employees Receive Points For Calling In Sick?
No, Walmart will only give warning points to employees who have worked there for at least six months.
Typically, within 6 months, Walmart will allow their employees between 4-5 sick days before giving out warning points.
Calling in sick at Walmart, especially if it’s your first time, can be a very challenging task. However, with their Walmart call-out number, the process is very simple.
When you call this number, you can speak to a friendly operator who will ask for information and the details of your absence and file it for you. If you call in sick at short-notice, it’s also recommended to inform your store manager so that they can make the necessary adjustments.
Walmart employees and associates may also file an absence through the OneWalmart website. When doing this, make sure all the information such as the WIN, store number, and your birth date are correct.
If you file an absence online, you still need to explain the reasons and the details of your symptoms or current condition.