What is your designation? Are you from HR? When the show cause notice for unauthorised absence was issued to the employee, who had signed this notice?
If you are not the senior authority then approach the senior authority who is empowered to handle matters related to employee discipline, and show him/her the duplicate copy of the show cause notice. Let him/her write his/her remarks and based on the punishment awarded take the appropriate action. Intimate to the employee, what action will be taken.
From India, Bangalore
When an employee does not respond to your SC Notice, then you need to issue him a chargesheet and conduct a domestic enquiry in to the charges levelled against him. You can not take any action on his absence unilaterally without conducting a domestic enquiry.
From India, Mumbai
Please do check with his references given at time of joining like family member/close friend, etc.
Thanks and Regards,
From India, Delhi
If your employee done this mistake on first time you may issue a warning letter regarding unauthorized absence and relief him.
But after that he repeat this mistake then you will have to issue a show cause notice for submit his clarification with in 48 hours.
From India, Sonipat
What is your standing orders says on this , If no standing orders existing clause regarding unauthorized absence in the appointment letter given to the employee. If not so, we can serve upto to 3 SC letters to the employee , even after that the employee is not responded Nor attended to the duties we can terminate him from the services , but every time ensure the letter has to be send the enrolled address with register post only with acknowledgement and keep the same for future reference .
If the employee is resumed to the duties we can follow the what Mr Keshav Korgaonkar said .
From India, Visakhapatnam
for unauthorized absence you have to send 3 SCN in register post to his address given by employee while he was joining to the company but it should be at list one week gap, if you not get the replay from employee, as per your company standing order you can terminate him form the service .
Parallel you can send the scan copy of show case notice to his email id also in case he is not received the register post he can give a replay to your email.
From India, Bangalore
1. The standard is that the appointing authority is the Disciplinary/terminating authority, unless the company authorises some one else by following due process of law e.g. board resolution authorising the person in this behalf.
2. If your company has certified standing orders, please follow that, in case it is not there, follow model standing orders, you will have guidelines for further actions to be taken.
3. Issue of show cause notice is the first step. If the employee responds, you have to evaluate the response, whether it is genuine/not genuine, justified/not justified and accordingly move to next step.
4. If the employee does not respond or communicate in stipulated period, the next step is to issue charge sheet leading to domestic inquiry.
From India, Thane