What is Absenteeism?

Legal Definition
Absenteeism is a habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. Traditionally, absenteeism has been viewed as an indicator of poor individual performance, as well as a breach of an implicit contract between employee and employer; it was seen as a management problem, and framed in economic or quasi-economic terms. More recent scholarship seeks to understand absenteeism as an indicator of psychological, medical, or social adjustment to work.
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Legal Definition
This occurs when an employee consistently is absent from work. Seldom does this individual have a valid reason. However, if valid reasons are given the absence does not qualify as such. Attendance management is the system that monitors this occurrence.