Missing Employee Letter to Next of Kin

Where an employee fails to attend work and reasonable efforts to make contact with the employee over a period of time have failed, or in the event of an emergency concerning the employee, it may be appropriate to contact the employee’s next of kin (initially by telephone and, failing contact by that method, then in writing). This template letter can be used for that purpose. The employer should ensure that it keeps up-to-date records of employee emergency contacts.