We all know it. Employees know it too. It sucks. It’s practically unreadable.
No one reads it unless they have to. Only time they’ll try to find it is when they feel like they got screwed by the company, or are about to be by their manager. So they painfully dig for that passage that will get them off the hook. Sometimes it’s the other way around, a manager seeking justification for taking some adverse action, like denying leave time or limiting benefits.
So why do we have Employee Handbooks in practically every company on the planet?