Absconding is a situation where an employee does not report to work for 3-4 consecutive days without prior notice or informing their respective managers and the HR department. The absconded employee can be identified when his absence continues or never turns up. The organization can take necessary actions against the employee who absconds without prior information. A well-defined HR policy would provide the guidelines to handle such cases.
The reasons for absconding are:
An employees’ reputation is tarnished, and his job profile may be banned, or he may be unable to find a job for absconding. On the other hand, it may risk the confidential data of the organization. Thus it is terrible for both sides.
Absconding is highly disadvantageous for any organization. Therefore, they should:
No. The employer has all rights to stop the payment to the absconder. However, he must clear all the pending dues until the employee’s last day at the organization.
If the absconder does not serve the notice period or resignation, he is responsible for paying the remaining salary for that period.
The situation when an employee breaches the employment contract is known as Termination. Whereas the one wherein he remains absent in an informal manner, without any early indication, is called Absconding.