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Abandonment of employment is a form of termination of employment that is at the instigation of the employee. It occurs where the employee clearly demonstrates that they have not attended work for a prolonged period of time without any prior notice or reasonable explanation and they do not intend to return to work.

Some modern awards provide for circumstances where an employee will be considered to have abandoned their employment if they are absent from their employment continuously for three working days with notifying their employer, and without the employer’s consent. An enterprise agreement or contract of employment may also expressly provide for situations that will be deemed to constitute abandonment of employment.

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