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The Labour Court seldom intervenes in disciplinary hearings

The Labour Appeal Court made it quite clear in the matter of Booysen v Minister of...
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A reinstatement order does not revive the employment contract

What does an order to retrospectively reinstate an employee mean? Does it mean that it revives...
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Focus on social media can lead to poor performance

The temptation to constantly check your personal emails, WhatsApps, SMSs or the latest posts on Facebook,...
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Resigning Won’t Prevent a Disciplinary Hearing

We have accepted for a very long time that the decision to terminate an employment relationship...
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Dismissal: Fact or Assumption?

One would have thought that an employee would know as a question of fact that s/he...
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Ignoring a subpoena can land you in jail

CCMA and Bargaining Council commissioners have the powers to issue subpoenas, but unfortunately these subpoenas are...
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Dismissal over chocolates

After 24 years of service, Ms Malukela (the employee) was dismissed over three boxes of chocolates....
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Bullying boss made employment intolerable

The Labour Court recently handed down a judgment that reads a little like a novel. The...
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Presiding officials, wakey-wakey!

Chairpersons frequently impose or recommend a sanction of summary dismissal where security guards face allegations that...
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When is a polygraph mandatory?

Many employers still believe that they have the right to simply subject an employee to a...
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Courts frown on delayed proceedings

The well-known adage “justice delayed is justice denied” is often alleged in instances where employers fail...
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Bad language ends in bad news

We live and work in a permissive society marked by increasingly informal dress and speech codes....
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