Employment Law

April 11, 2022

Is depression a ground for discrimination?

In a matter of Legal Aid South Africa v Jansen, the Labour Appeal Court had to decide whether the Employer’s decision to dismiss Mr Jansen, who […]
January 11, 2022

Getting technical with disciplinary hearings

When an employer institutes a disciplinary hearing against an employee, the employee is entitled to know and understand the nature of the charge(s) against him/her. As […]
August 17, 2021

Violence and looting – What to do when your employees have been involved

With looting and violence severely impacting certain parts of South Africa in June 2021, many businesses are facing great challenges on various fronts. In light of the recent civil […]
May 21, 2021

New rights for fathers, adoptive parents and commissioning parents

In a welcoming and long-awaited move, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Amendment of the Labour Law Act into law on 28 November 2018, giving parents, particularly […]
May 6, 2021

Does an employee have the right to freedom of religion?

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, is the supreme law of the land and all conduct and legislation must comply with it. The […]
April 12, 2021

Are smart contracts the smart solution?

Smart contracts are agreements that self-execute without any human intervention when the conditions, as specified in digital form, are met. Blockchain, a decentralised digital ledger that […]
April 12, 2021

Misconduct as a result of mental illness

In November 2013, the employee was charged with: Being absent for 17 days between 30 August and 5 November; Breaching the employer’s policy by failing to inform his manager […]
September 8, 2020

Happy team members mean happy work

There’s a wonderful thing about the way that our minds and bodies function to keep us healthy. Throughout our nervous systems, our bodies are constantly processing information and […]
May 18, 2020

SPECIAL LEAVE AND THE UIF BENEFIT

The Department of Labour has made provisions to assist employers and employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a specific view to mitigate loss of income during […]
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