Job Abandonment Defined

The following scenarios are considered Job Abandonment:

  1. If at any time an employee fails to report to work for two consecutive shifts without properly notifying management, it will be assumed that he or she has decided to voluntarily terminate his or her employment with the Company.
  2. If at any time an employee walks off the job during their scheduled shift without approval from management, it will be assumed that he or she has decided to voluntarily terminate his or her employment with the Company.

Both scenarios described above are serious issues and personnel records will indicate that the employee quit without notice and will be ineligible for rehire.

Managing Job Abandonment

Please Note: Before you address any attendance issues, be sure you're familiar with your brand's attendance standards (U.S. Only). Attendance issues should be addressed in a timely manner and in accordance to Company expectations and prior consistencies. Managers should use the Employee Attendance Tracker to record all attendance issues.

If an Employee has two consecutive NCNS or walks off the job, you must submit a termination request through Employee Relations e-Service. Please refer here to determine if Employee Relations support is required before proceeding. Employee Relations will review to make a final recommendation of Job Abandonment and draft the appropriate letter for the Employee.

Click here to see questions to consider before submitting an e-Service request.

 

If you are a manager submitting for termination for unsatisfactory attendance, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Employee Relations e-Service
  2. Select All Store Employees
  3. Select For Store and Field Managers Only
  4. Scroll down slightly and select U.S. Manager Request for Termination or Canada Request for Corrective Counselling
  5. Follow the process and enter the required information
  6. Select Unsatisfactory Attendance as the topic
  7. Finish filling out the Termination Request and submit for approval