Is absenteeism a valid cause for dismissal?



“In this case, the only basis of respondents in terminating the services of petitioners is that they incurred absences in 1997, in excess of the allowed number, despite a previous warning for their absences in 1996 and 1995. We find that in this case, termination is not a commensurate penalty. Even assuming that petitioners’ absenteeism constitutes willful disobedience, such offense does not warrant their dismissal.”

—Nelson Zagala and Feliciano M. Angeles VS. Mikado Philippines Corporation, et. al., G.R. No. 160863, September 27, 2006

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  2. Good morning po anu po bang dapat kong gawin kc nagtrabaho po kasi ako dati sa DIMSUM FRITO EXPRESS ndi pa po tapus ung contract ko tinanggal na po ako sa trabaho at wala naman po akong ginawang kasalanan o mali sa trabaho?

    Nais ko po silang ireklamo sa inyo…

    Salamat po…

    • kailan ka nagtrabaho at kailan ka huminto, at ilang taon o buwan ang kontrata mo at magkano suweldo mo at ano-ano ang mga benepisyo mo?

  3. Good morning po sa inyo. may itatanong lang po ako. ang di pag perma sa memo isa bang insubordanation ba yon? kasi po ang ang memo kasi unlawful kasi paghindi ka mi makasubmit ng report may penalty po kaming babayaran. waiting for ur reply

    • Dapat pirmahan mo at sagutin para ayos at pwede kang bigyan ng penalty, kaya next time pirmahan mo at ibigay agad sa kanila ang paliwanag at kung babawasan ka ay dapat may kasulatan kayo.

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