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How To Deal With Job Abandonment And Prevent It From Happening In The Future

Job abandonment refers to a situation where an employee, without any notice or communication, fails to report to work for an extended period. It is considered a voluntary resignation, as the employee is essentially abandoning their job responsibilities without formally resigning. There is no law establishing what amount of time is considered job abandonment; every employer must establish it based on their own terms. In most cases, organizations have policies and procedures in place to address instances of job abandonment. These policies may include specific steps that the employer takes to attempt communication with the absent employee, such as sending emails, making phone calls, sending letters and more. If the employee fails to respond or provide a valid explanation for their absence within a specified timeframe, the employer may consider the employee to have voluntarily resigned. Job abandonment can have consequences for the employee, such as losing employment benefits or facing...

Leah Jones

Jan 26, 2024