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Unauthorised absence policy

Unauthorised absence is when an employee does not attend work and has not given a reason for their absence or contacted their employer to inform them of their absence.

It can also be called absent without leave (AWOL) or absent without permission.

Unauthorised absence


The purpose of this policy is to cover rules and procedures with regards to unauthorised absence.


This policy is applicable to all employees of [company name].

General principles


If you fail to report for work without prior permission or without notifying the Company and you do not have a legitimate reason for your absence,

The full Unauthorised absence policy will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 1 May 2022

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