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Leave without information to superior is a misconduct. However you are claiming that he had updated about his medical condition through whatsapp. What is the nature of medical issue and how long he is associated with the Company. If he is working for long years and loyal to the company , then employer should support him when he is having medical issues.
As per your statement previously many memos issued to him several times for behavioral issues. Whether the same is documented in his file. Whether he signed the copy of memo as a token of acceptance ?
Before terminating his services have you followed the disciplinary process like warning letter issued and sufficient opportunity should have been given to him to report back etc. Though you have evidences of behavioral issues in the past if termination process is not followed properly then he can defend himself in the Labour Court that principles of natural justice is not followed and it is biased termination.
Keep all his past records in the file ready and in case if he approach Labour Court you can defend employer side through a Labour Advocate in spite of repeated follow up employee didn't turned and sufficient opportunity is provided to him to report back.
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