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  • Revealed: How the CCMA deals with abscondment and how this affects you
  • Abscondment is all too common in the workplace. For instance, an employee goes on leave or even lunch and doesn't come back to work. And you even get the impression he doesn't intend to return. But don't be fooled. It's not that easy to deal with abscondment. One wrong move could land you at the CCMA. Make sure you're on the right side of labour law. Read on to discover how the CCMA has dealt with... ››› more
  • [25 October 2016]
  • Your employee absconded? Follow these six steps to deal with him
  • Let's assume one of your employees hasn't come to work for a week. You can't get hold of him and you have no idea if he's coming back to work. He's literally just absconded. What should you do in this situation? Let's have a look... Desertion or abscondment is when your employee is absent for so long you get the impression he doesn't intend to return to work. He hasn't informed you of his where... ››› more
  • [21 October 2016]
  • 6 Actions to follow when dealing with an absconded employee
  • Has one of your employees absconded? If so, then there are 6 important actions you must take in dealing with it correctly. If you don't, you could be sitting with a bad case of unfair dismissal. They are as follows... ***Must have*** What can you do when you think your employee's gone AWOL? Your employee hasn't shown up for work all week. And you have no idea if he's ever coming b... ››› more
  • [25 February 2016]
  • Know these 3 abscondment cases BEFORE dismissing and avoid an unfair dismissal
  • So, one of your employees hasn't come to work for a week. She hasn't contacted you, and you can't even get hold of her. All in all, you have no idea what's happening with her, and are uncertain if she'll even come back to work. What do you do now? Well, before taking any hasty actions, take note of what happened, in the following 3 cases, with regard to abscondment, and see what you can l... ››› more
  • [04 February 2016]
  • Eight steps to follow when dealing with abscondment
  • If an employee stays away from work for a while, you can't simply assume he isn't coming back. There's a process to follow. And if you don't do it right, the employee could see you at the CCMA and win! So take note of these eight steps to follow when dealing with abscondment: 1. Know what abscondment is  Abscondment is when an employee is away from work for such a long time that ... ››› more
  • [09 September 2015]
  • Your employee's in jail. Can you dismiss him on the basis that he's absconded?
  • Many employers find it hard to deal with absconsion. The number of questions our experts get on the Labour and HR Club about this issue is proof. We sympathise with employers. Anyone would find it difficult to handle a situation where someone just disappears for weeks and doesn't say a word. An interesting question our experts received this week comes from an employer who wants to know if i... ››› more
  • [17 February 2015]
  • 'My employee has absconded. Can I dismiss him right away?'
  • Absconsion is one of the biggest problems employers face at this time of the year. But what can you do if your employee never returned from holiday? Can you dismiss the absconding employee right away to make sure his absence doesn't cause any more disruptions? Read on to find out... To dismiss or not dismiss: That's the big debate surrounding an employee who's absconded   The short... ››› more
  • [19 January 2015]
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