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Dismissal of absent employee ruled “unjust”

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HC Online | 29 Oct 2014, 10:12 AM Agree 0
An international technology company lost an unfair dismissal case after it terminated an employee’s contract for his absence following a family emergency.
  • Amanda Rochford | 29 Oct 2014, 01:22 PM Agree 0
    I am astounded that such poor judgement earns a salary these days. I need to ask for a raise lol.
  • Bernie Althofer | 29 Oct 2014, 02:02 PM Agree 0
    Perhaps these types of situations could be avoided through a phone call to check in with the employee.
  • Sarah | 30 Oct 2014, 02:17 PM Agree 0
    Spot on Bernie - Communication's fairly basic.
  • HR Guru | 31 Oct 2014, 10:59 AM Agree 0
    Seems like they wanted him out and looked for a cost them though and so it should have.
  • caca | 03 Nov 2014, 11:32 AM Agree 0
    I can't believe the employer took this action without so much as a phone call to check on the employee.
    Although unless I missed it in the article, the employee didn't contact the employer either and did not show up so the employee is in the wrong as well.
  • Deb | 03 Nov 2014, 12:35 PM Agree 0
    caca - another article said that he asked for it to be changed to Personal Leave and notified them at that time that his wife would be in hospital for an extra 2 weeks. The employer knocked back the request but did not communicate this to the employee.
  • Amanda Rochford | 03 Nov 2014, 02:24 PM Agree 0
    it just gets worse :(
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