"Ghosting coasting" refers to new-hires who stick around for the first few pay then disappears afterwards no longer reporting for work. These employees may be considered to have abandoned their employment. However, PH Labor Law considers them employed with their employers unless their employment is terminated. Due process is required to properly terminate their employment to avoid illegal dismissal.

1. Concept

"Ghosting coasting" refers to newhires who stick around for the first few pay, disappears afterwards no longer reporting for work, applies at a different company, and then repeats the cycle.

The employees may stick around for the first pay or the next pay cycles. Thereafter, they simple do not report back for work without any prior notice or explanation. With their very short stint and abrupt disappearance, it is as if they were "ghosts". Hence, the term "ghosting"

On the other hand, the word "coasting" refers to them effortlessly surfing or coasting from one employer to another.

2. Abandonment

Employees who ghost their employees may be considered to have abandoned their work or employment.

"Abandonment of employment is a deliberate and unjustified refusal of an employee to resume his employment, without any intention of returning." (Rodriguez v. Sintron Systems, Inc., G.R. No. 240254, 24 July 2019)

a. A just cause

"While it is not expressly enumerated under Article 297 of the Labor Code as a just cause for dismissal of an employee, it has be...

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