It is important to understand the correct procedure to follow when an employee has failed to report for duty for an extended period. All too often, employers are under the impression that they do not have to follow any procedure under these circumstances. “Since he has been absent for more than a week, he has [...]
Can the Employer follow the Desertion Procedure, if Dismissal is in Dispute and the Employee referred the Matter to the CCMA Prematurely?
Most employers find themselves in a situation where their employees prematurely refer dismissal disputes to the CCMA, whilst the employer was in the process of instituting disciplinary action against the employee. Thereafter, the employee deserts when he/she unilaterally refuses/fails to report for duty for an unreasonable long period without good reason/notification, and with the intention [...]
An employee deserts when he / she unilaterally refuses or fails to report for duty for an unreasonable long period of time, without good reason or notification and with the intention to permanently terminate the employment relationship with the employer. It is an employer’s duty to investigate the circumstances when an employee has been absent [...]
An employer is often faced with a situation where an ex-employee shows up at the workplace to come and collect his/her “Blue Card”, a terminology used in relation to an UI-19 form. Your HR department, would have already notified the Department of Labour that you have stopped making any further contributions for this specific citizen, [...]