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Extremely punitive penalties for sexual harassment

Extremely punitive penalties for sexual harassment

6th July 2015 After the Real Security case dealing with sexual harassment was reported some years ago I warned employers of the dire consequences for their... 

The arbitrator’s decision is not always final

The arbitrator’s decision is not always final

1st June 2015 Section143(1) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) provides that “An arbitration award is final and binding”. This is not correct as either party can... 

Witnesses are essential at arbitration

Witnesses are essential at arbitration

4th May 2015 Legal procedure makes it immensely difficult for a party at arbitration to win its case without witnesses because the testimony of witnesses... 

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Ignoring labour law is a serious gamble

Ignoring labour law is a serious gamble

30th March 2015 Despite the fact that labour law favours employees, employers need to understand that: • Labour law does allow employers to dismiss employees. 

What is poor work performance?

What is poor work performance?

2nd March 2015 Many employers fire poor performers prematurely while others wait too long before taking strong action. One key reason for unnecessary delays in... 

Employers should have disciplinary codes

Employers should have disciplinary codes

2nd February 2015 Codes of different types constitute a substantial part of labour legislation. Therefore employers need to know these codes and understand their... 

Are sexual advances unfair?

Are sexual advances unfair?

28th November 2014 After unfair dismissal and unfair labour practices the third category of unfair conduct by an employer is unfair discrimination. Section 6 of the... 

Be careful when assessing who to retrench

Be careful when assessing who to retrench

27th November 2014 The most common criterion used when deciding who to retrench is last-in-first-out. Employers are allowed by law to use the retention of necessary... 

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