Hi-- We have a situation where an employee is often falling asleep at his desk--it is happening with increasing frequency, a few times per week. Due to the rather embarasing nature of addressing this issue, the manager hasn't yet spoken to the employee (though he's seen it first hand). He's looking to me for assistance on how to go about it.
Obviously it won't be comfortable, but I know we need to convey that it's not behavior we can allow, and that we expect the employee to stop. (As per our progressive discipline policy, it would only be a verbal warning in the first instance that we address it.) In case the employee claims that what's happening is due to some sort of medical condition, I'd like to prepare my manager for that as well. For example, I've heard that narcolepsy is considered a disability under the ADA.
Does anyone else have experience with this issue?