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Why could dismissing sick employees be dangerous?

Why could dismissing sick employees be dangerous?

Going the extra mile might not be good enough …

Legal
Why you should think carefully before bringing a case to the CCMA

Why you should think carefully before bringing a case to the CCMA

In common law employers and employees have the obligation to treat each other fairly and within the law. …

Legal
Cross-examination is a right

Cross-examination is a right

At a hearing arranged to discipline an employee both parties are entitled to bring witnesses. These witnesses may come from inside or outside the workplace. The accused employee has the right to cross-examine the witnesses…

Legal
Why pilferage won’t always merit dismissal

Why pilferage won’t always merit dismissal

The Code of Good Practice: Dismissal (The Code) imposes a number of requirements on an employer who is contemplating dismissing an employee for misconduct. Three of these requirements are: …

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Why strikes can mean disaster for employers

Why strikes can mean disaster for employers

Strike season has been dragged out much longer this year than previously. This adds to the rapidly weakening state of our economy. The large corporates can survive most strikes but smaller businesses could go under…

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Unpleasant CCMA surprises for employers

Unpleasant CCMA surprises for employers

A while ago, I received a panic phone call from an employer who had received an unfavourable arbitration award in respect of a CCMA case they never knew existed. That is, the employer had never…

Legal
False racial allegations are punishable by dismissal

False racial allegations are punishable by dismissal

Employees found guilty of falsely accusing their employers and colleagues of racism face getting the boot themselves. …

Legal
Arbitrators can be taken to task

Arbitrators can be taken to task

It is true that the law does not allow any party to appeal against an award made by an arbitrator at the bargaining council or CCMA. …

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Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?

Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?

Issue Whether an employee who makes a false allegation of racism against another employee can be dismissed? …

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