Termination Due to Retrenchment

Business reverses happen to everyone. If these become severe enough, an employer may have to consider retrenching employees. But for legal as well as economic reasons, this is not a decision to be made lightly. Retrenchment in the Philippines is covered by Art 297 (formerly 282) of the Labor Code, the issuances of the Department … Continue reading Termination Due to Retrenchment

Termination due to AWOL, Tardiness or Abandonment

You’ve got an employee who’s frequently late and always absent on your hands, and are wondering if it’s possible to fire him under Philippine law. It is. I’ll explain below how and under what circumstances you need to do this. At the end of this post, you should have an idea of what the legal … Continue reading Termination due to AWOL, Tardiness or Abandonment

2018 Guide to Terminating Regularized Employees for the Philippine HR

If you are a HR practitioner in the Philippines, you know that it’s important to be familiar with the laws that regulate employee termination. While the laws grant that there are certain causes that lead to termination, they also protect an employee’s security of tenure. This requires that you know how to balance the needs … Continue reading 2018 Guide to Terminating Regularized Employees for the Philippine HR

Termination due to Illness (Philippines)

Philippine labor law is structured to give full protection to the rights of the workers. Consequently, there are specific, prescribed reasons and processes for validly terminating employment. The discussion below tackles valid termination due to health reasons. Contents Can You Terminate for Health Reasons? What diseases are covered? Certification from a Competent Health Authority Important … Continue reading Termination due to Illness (Philippines)

Involuntary resignations

Sometimes an employee will complain of illegal dismissal while the employer argues that the employee was not dismissed at all, but actually resigned voluntarily. The employee says that he was put in such an unfair, untenable position from which he was forced to resign so that, under the law, he was actually dismissed. The employer, … Continue reading Involuntary resignations