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How the CCMA deals with Abscondment

How the CCMA deals with Abscondment

Abscondment is not desertion, neither is it absence without leave (AWOL). Many people use the three terms interchangeably because they do not know that they are actually different forms of...

Dismissing an employee for absenteeism

Dismissing an employee for absenteeism

While employees are entitled to a certain amount of sick leave within a given period, the fact of the matter is that it is often abused. This is bad as it disrupts the business's overall efficiency...

Desertion – Three Distinctions

Desertion – Three Distinctions

What can an employer do when it thinks that one of its employees went on AWOL? Desertion may seem like a fairly straightforward concept to deal with. However, the truth is that many employers get it...

Medical Certificates from Traditional Healers

Medical Certificates from Traditional Healers

We receive many questions from employers whether they should accept a 'medical certificate' from an employee who had been to a 'sangoma' or traditional healer. Are medical certificates from...

Dismissed employee returns

Employee turns up for work after being dismissed for abscondment / desertion Firstly, we need to remind readers that about a month ago we posted an article on the difference between abscondment and...

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