What would you do if an employee is leaving work early without permission?

Download our comic strip for advice on the best course of action.

In this month's SA Law comic strip, our employment law and HR experts explain what to do if an employee is leaving work early without permission. 


Find out the best options for this situation to ensure that you follow the appropriate steps. It is important to have a fair procedure in place to avoid any potential unfair dismissal claims. 

Click here to download the comic. 

It is important that you take the correct formal actions to give the employee a chance to explain their actions and to see if there is any good reason for leaving early without permission. If you have provided the employee with sufficient opportunities to defend themselves, then you are following a fair process which is essential for defending an unfair dismissal claim. 

Follow the advice in this comic to protect your business and to make sure your procedure is fair for all employees. 

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