Handle the situation where an employee is absent without authorisation

Key points

  • If an employee is absent without authorisation, for example he or she fails to attend work without notifying the employer of the reason, the employer should attempt to contact the employee to ascertain the situation.
  • How the employer should handle the situation will depend on a number of factors, including whether or not the employer is able to make contact with the employee, and whether or not the employee returns to work.

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