My husband and I run a small business, only one employee. Our sole employee has been with us for less than 2 months. Two weeks ago, he failed to report to work Monday morning. His phone was out of service, so Wednesday my husband drove to his house. He said he had been having some health issues but had failed to contact us. He told my husband he was scheduled for a colonoscopy out of town this past Monday, and he would return to work Tues. My husband told him we could work around his issues if he kept in touch, so the employee agreed to call Monday.
This week passed--no phone calls, and he failed to report to work at all this week. We have now lost 2 full weeks of work because of this and were forced to hire another employee. When can we presume the employee has quit?My concern is that the employee will claim to have been fired and try to collect unemployment, when in reality he was not fired--we tried to work with him but he simply failed to report to work for two weeks straight with no contact. I didn't know if there was a time limit where we could assume he had quit after his absence.