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I Want To Resign With Immediate Effect Because I Have A Disciplinary Hearing, But My Employer Says No!

Most employment relationships are governed by a Contract of Employment, which is signed by both the employer and employee. Such Contract of Employment usually sets out how and when the working relationship between the parties will terminate. This means the Contract of Employment ….

The Corona Virus And The Implications It Has On Your Sick Leave

With the number of COVID-19 infections increasing significantly during the ongoing second wave of the global pandemic, employers have gotten use to the new normal of dealing with employees who have tested positive for the virus, those who show COVID-19 related symptoms and those who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. In this uncertain times and employer and employee should, however, be certain of when sick leave should be used.

Toxic Work Environment

Toxicity in the workplace – are you experiencing this?
A toxic or hostile work environment is not simply left at the door but may seep into every aspect of your life and influence not only your mental health and stability but may and most likely will cause problems with your physical health and even your relationships outside of work.
Section 10 of the South African Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states: 
“Everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected” 

The infringement of ones right to dignity and respect can take various forms including harassment, bullying and passive-aggressive behaviour. 

WHAT TO DO WHEN I GET RETRENCHED AND/OR DISMISSED DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

t this stage, a lot of employers find themselves at an impasse not being able to generate a monthly income, but still being liable for monthly remuneration of employees. The lockdown in essence is affecting the economy of South Africa tremendously. For this reason, employers are faced with no other option but either to have the employees take unpaid leave, if the employees are able to afford it. The alternative, which is the most nuclear option, is to start the Retrenchment process.

If an employee is retrenched, the burning question any employer or employee may have is whether the matter can be referred to the CCMA during the lockdown period.

The Corona Virus And The Implications It Has On Your Sick Leave

With the number of COVID-19 infections increasing significantly during the ongoing second wave of the global pandemic, employers have gotten use to the new normal of dealing with employees who have tested positive for the virus, those who show COVID-19 related symptoms and those who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. In this uncertain times and employer and employee should, however, be certain of when sick leave should be used.

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Toxic Work Environment

Toxicity in the workplace – are you experiencing this?
A toxic or hostile work environment is not simply left at the door but may seep into every aspect of your life and influence not only your mental health and stability but may and most likely will cause problems with your physical health and even your relationships outside of work.
Section 10 of the South African Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states: 
“Everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected” 

The infringement of ones right to dignity and respect can take various forms including harassment, bullying and passive-aggressive behaviour. 

read more
The Corona Virus And The Implications It Has On Your Sick Leave

The Corona Virus And The Implications It Has On Your Sick Leave

With the number of COVID-19 infections increasing significantly during the ongoing second wave of the global pandemic, employers have gotten use to the new normal of dealing with employees who have tested positive for the virus, those who show COVID-19 related symptoms and those who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. In this uncertain times and employer and employee should, however, be certain of when sick leave should be used.

read more
Toxic Work Environment

Toxic Work Environment

Toxicity in the workplace – are you experiencing this?
A toxic or hostile work environment is not simply left at the door but may seep into every aspect of your life and influence not only your mental health and stability but may and most likely will cause problems with your physical health and even your relationships outside of work.
Section 10 of the South African Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states: 
“Everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected” 

The infringement of ones right to dignity and respect can take various forms including harassment, bullying and passive-aggressive behaviour. 

read more
WHAT TO DO WHEN I GET RETRENCHED AND/OR DISMISSED DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

WHAT TO DO WHEN I GET RETRENCHED AND/OR DISMISSED DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

t this stage, a lot of employers find themselves at an impasse not being able to generate a monthly income, but still being liable for monthly remuneration of employees. The lockdown in essence is affecting the economy of South Africa tremendously. For this reason, employers are faced with no other option but either to have the employees take unpaid leave, if the employees are able to afford it. The alternative, which is the most nuclear option, is to start the Retrenchment process.

If an employee is retrenched, the burning question any employer or employee may have is whether the matter can be referred to the CCMA during the lockdown period.

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Who Can Enter Into A Contract?

Who Can Enter Into A Contract?

South African law dictates that in order for an agreement to be recognized as a valid and binding contract, it must meet certain requirements. These requirements are as follows: There must be consensus between the parties The parties must have intended for the...

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Fixed Term Contracts

Employers tend to employ employees on a fixed term contract for specific reasons. This will usually include an employee going on maternity leave or where an employee provides services to a company, which will only be for a fixed period or at the occurrence of a...

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