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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 …

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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. …

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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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Don’t miss your disciplinary hearing

Don’t miss your disciplinary hearing

It is an established fact that employees accused of misconduct are entitled to an enquiry before any dismissal decision is made. Item 4(1) of the Code of Good Practice: Dismissal (the Code) attached to the…

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Sexual harassment does not always merit dismissal

Sexual harassment does not always merit dismissal

The Employment Equity Act (EEA) effectively prohibits sexual harassment of employees by other employees and holds the employer liable in such cases even if the employer does not know that sexual harassment is going on.…

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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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Why all arbitrations are not created equally

Why all arbitrations are not created equally

Private arbitration clauses are a common feature in employment contracts. It is often argued that the private arbitration process provides parties with more control over the entire arbitration process – from choosing the arbitrator, the…

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