Podcast: Holidays - unauthorised absence, cover and contact

Various issues can arise when employees take holiday. An employee may fail to return to work when due, or the employer may not have granted the leave in the first place. We discuss how employers can limit and deal with this type of unauthorised absence, as well as the steps that employers can take if employees fail to make arrangements for vital work to be covered in their absence. We also consider if it is reasonable for employers to contact employees while they are on holiday.

In addition to listening to the audio, you can download the podcast transcript.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Clio Springer. Edited and produced by Claire Scullin.

Holidays: unauthorised absence, cover and contact

19 August 2016