September 30, 2019

Is Uber legal?

Following the death of one of Uber’s employees due to clashes between Uber drivers and taxi drivers, the Department of Labour has clarified its position in […]
September 30, 2019

Equal pay for equal work: Can you differentiate without unfairly discriminating?

“Prohibition of unfair discrimination: No person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee, in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds, […]
July 13, 2020

Our Brave New World: Using Zoom for Retrenchment Consultations

The COVID-19 pandemic will doubtless lead to many new developments on the legal front. For example, with widespread employee retrenchment now an unfortunate reality in our […]
December 11, 2020

Cannabis in the Workplace: Can You Dismiss?

A recent CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) ruling, in which an employee’s dismissal for smoking cannabis before work was set aside and he was […]
January 21, 2021

Workplace Bullying – Can You Claim Constructive Dismissal?

An employer may be tempted, when an employee resigns, to breathe a sigh of relief and think “great, I got rid of a problem without having […]
June 14, 2021

Dismissed: The Butcher Who Went To Work With COVID-19

In these times of deadly pandemic, both employees and their employers need to observe all workplace safety protocols to the letter. As the Labour Court recently […]
July 12, 2021

R4m Damages for a Workplace Sexual Assault

“The stance adopted by the Municipality at the trial demonstrated a disturbing lack of appreciation of its legal obligation to have provided E[….] with a safe […]
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