n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - Absenteeism in the workplace : analyses

Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



This analysis will concentrate on cases where the employee disappears for a long period, leaving the employer unsure of his whereabouts or his intention to return. This is called desertion and constitutes misconduct. Where an employee habitually stays away because of illness, though, the employer needs to deal with the situation under the category of incapacity, not misconduct (2005) 26 ILJ 985 (BCA)).

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