n Without Prejudice - Clash of cultures - non-traditional reasons for absenteeism : labour law

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The unauthorised absence of an employee from work on its own will typically not lead to dismissal. An employer should investigate the reason why such an employee was absent. However, what does an employer do when the reason for an employee's unauthorised absence is as a result of an employee having to attend a ritual ceremony so that she can become a Sangoma?

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