▪ Authorized causes are grounds for separating an employee through no fault of theirs.
▪ There are standards for each authorized cause set or prescribed by Jurisprudence or Supreme Court Decisions, as well as DOLE regulations.
▪ Separation pay is due to employees who have be separated due to authorized causes, except for closing or cessation of business due to serious financial losses.
Authorized causes are grounds for separation of employment.
It is called authorized causes because the employer is authorized to separate employees from their employment due to a legitimate business reason or a requirement by law or regulations.
In these situations, and in the exercise of its management prerogative, the employer is justified letting go of the employee who is not at fault and thus given a separation pay.
Authorized causes cover all employees, regardless of rank or status, whether rank-and-file, supervisory, managerial in rank, as well as whether regular, probationary, casual, project, seasonal, or fixed-term.
3. The authorized causes
a. Labor Code
The Labor Code provides for the following authorized causes:
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