absenteeism

  

Definition

Voluntary non attendance at work, without valid reason. Absenteeism means either habitual evasion of work, or willful absence as in a strike action. It does not include involuntary or occasional absence due to valid causes, or reasons beyond one's control, such as accidents or sickness. See also attendance management.

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  • For most employers, the habitual absenteeism of an employee will result in, at best, a very poor performance review and, at worst, the immediate termination of employment.

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  • The guy never showed up for work and it made me think he practiced absenteeism and would only show up when he wanted.

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  • The absenteeism of the employee was a factor in the verbal warning as we needed consistent participation in the new training method.

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