The age of social media has brought the CEO to the fore. More than ever, high-profile business leaders are associated with the pinnacle of career development and a natural progression for anyone aspiring to run their own company. In the internet age, access to and information about business leaders is at an all-time high.
When an employer contemplates retrenching employees it is required by the Labour Relations Act (LRA) to first consult about this prospect before making any decision to retrench. Where the relevant employees belong to a trade union the employer is required to consult with that union on a number of issues, the most important of which is any means of avoiding job losses.