When does an employee’s absence from work constitute desertion or abscondment? What should the employer do in this case? If an employee is absent from work for an extended period, the employer could argue that the employee has repudiated the employment contract and thereby dismissed himself. If the employee can be contacted, the employer should convene a disciplinary hearing to ascertain the reasons for the absence before dismissing the employee.

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