As an HR Manager of the company, it is my responsibility to handle employees' concern. What I want to seek an advice is that regarding of our employee who submitted a resignation letter last July 7, 2016 to be effected on August 7, 2016 of which it is conformed to the law of the DOLE. However, in our company's internal policy it is defined according to its position as to rank and file to observe the 90 days this is to give the bank time to prepare for his/her resignation, so as not to disrupt the flow of work, to find for a replacement, and final evaluation of the management prior to approval of resigning employee” as she is belong to the Branch Accountant/Bookkeeper position. Accordingly, she did not observe and follow the policy. The reason we sent her a letter stating that we consider her resignation as an absence without leave status and withholding her entitlements the same. Please allow me to ask any advise my questions are:
1. Is our company at risk for considering her resignation as an AWOL status?
2. How can we protect our part and to the DOLE?
Your advise/s are highly appreciated.
Thanks so much in advance.
God bless and more power!!!