An employee got in an argument with the owner and didn't come to work for the next six days can we terminate for absenteeism? Thanks
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A good employer has policies that address this issue, e.g. (1) not coming to work without prior notice to the employer, (2) missing so many days of work without cause, and (3) insubordination activities, all being good cause to terminate the employee....
Do you have a policy for this. If so follow the policy. Did he or she call in or did they abandon the job? would like some other facts.
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Yes, unless there is something you did not tell us. California observes a rule that states most employment is "at will." That means employers can fire, or an employee can quit, pretty much whenever they want to. An employer, of course, is prohibited from making an employment decision based on discriminatory reasons. Most attorneys would advise you to document and terminate.
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