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absent without leave

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:00:11 PM  (Last updated: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:45:23 PM)


Appreciate if you could advise me on the following:

My staff has been absent without leave/ notice to the office for 6 days. According to the appointment letter, he is not entitled to annual leave if he has not complete 1 yr of service.

We have contacted him but he gave us empty promises to return to work the following day but did not do so. His reason for absent is he is not well but, no MC because he didn't see a doctor.

According to S15(2) of Employment Act, if a staff is absent for more than 2 days consecutively, it is deemed the staff has terminated employment rite?

Under such circustances, is the staff still required to give us 60 days notice letter of resignation? Is he suppose to give 60 days salary in lieu of such notice too? FYI, his salary is $800 per month.

Are we suppose to give him any warning letter in this situation? If yes, what should the contents of the warning letter cover?

Thank you.

KL Siew
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:45:23 PM

It would be prudent to send him a letter (best to be delivered to his home address by registered letter or by courier service) stating the facts as mentioned by you. Give a time frame for him to report back to work, failing which he is deemed to have terminated his service without notice and that you are at liberty to claim indemntiy in lieu of notice from lhim.

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