What happens if you committed an absence without leave from work???

@nimette (339)
Philippines
December 7, 2008 1:52am CST
what i really wanted to know is, am i still entitled to get 13th month pay and last pay if i committed an absence wihtout leave??? i had to leave work without prior notice because of health and school reasons. before that, i actually filed an urgent resignation but they refused. they said that i have to render 15 more days, so i need to revise the letter. but then, things got really complicated which left me no choice but to just leave. ive asked hr about this, they said that our 13th month pay and last pay will be used to cover our training expenses worth Php 50,000. i worked there for 6 months. in order to be cleared from that training expense obligation we need to render at least a year of service. is this a legal company policy?
3 responses
• United States
19 Jan 09
I think you should absolutely get it and maybe try to go some kind of legal route, maybe find a lawyer to see what your rights are.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
you cannot ask this question to people all over the world because the rules for working work differently in different countries, I think if you have a government body that regulates the work norms in your country you need to ask them.
@idkidc (94)
• United States
7 Dec 08
1. Its Legal, and for most company's, they make you sign a piece of paper saying that you can leave work only for Health Issues, or Emotional tragedies, and they would have to pay you the same amount as if you were there. 2. taking off like that will cost you the amount of time you were gone.