Monthly Archives: March 2014

Employment Law: Is there a duty on an employee to disclose pregnancy?

Labournet’s Adri Louw examines the legal position of a female employee who falls pregnant during her tenure, or is engaged by the company in the early stages of her pregnancy, without the company being aware of the fact that the employee is expecting.

Such situations often give rise to conflict in the employment relationship as the employer may feel that they have been deceived or mislead by the employee’s failure to disclose her condition to the company immediately. This reaction is understandable as the company invariably has to consider the employee’s right to maternity leave, and the unavoidable suspension of services rendered for the requisite minimum 4 month period... Read More



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