Employment Law

Employment law update – Automatically unfair dismissal for having made a protected disclosure

In John v Afrox Oxygen Ltd [2018] 5 BLLR 476 (LAC), the employee was dissatisfied with the employer’s re-grading process and referred the matter to the employer’s internal audit department. […]

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Employment law update – ‘Hopeless’ cases to the Labour Court could cause you to forfeit your fees

Mashishi v Madlala and Others (LC) (unreported case no JR2644/11, 15-3-2018) (Van Niekerk J) One of the primary objectives of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA) is to […]

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Employment law update – Dismissal for insubordination and compensation for fixed term employees

In Jorgensen v I Kat Computing (Pty) Ltd and Others [2018] 3 BLLR 254 (LAC), the appellant was a manager of a branch in Durban which, was running at a […]

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Employment law update – Striking a balance between working hours and meal intervals

Vector Logistics (Pty) Ltd v National Transport Movement and Others (LC) (unreported case no J2876/17, 6-3-2018) (Lagrange J) On 26 June 2017 the first respondent union (NTM), acting in behalf […]

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Employment law update – Refusal to reinstate based on employee’s conduct during arbitration proceedings

In Glencore Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Another v Sibeko and Others [2018] 1 BLLR 1 (LAC), the employee, a bulldozer driver, was dismissed for not wearing prescribed ear muffs during […]

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Employment law update – Section 197 v Bargaining Council’s Main Agreement

SAMWU and Another v City of Johannesburg and Others (LC) (unreported case no JR2228/2013, 2-2-2018) (Whitcher J) When employees conclude a collective agreement, regulating terms and conditions of employment with […]

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Employment law update – Section 197 transfer

In Fraser Alexander (Pty) Ltd v Tswelopele Beneficiation Operation (Pty) Ltd and Others [2017] 12 BLLR 1251 (LC), the applicant had been contracted to perform maintenance and management work on […]

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Employment law update – identifying the correct cause of action

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality v SAMWU and Others (LAC) (unreported case no JA56/2015, 18-2-2017) (Sutherland JA with Musi JA and Coppin JA) On 11 February 2011 an internal disciplinary hearing was […]

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Employment law update – Deemed dismissal

In Gangaram v Member of the Executive Council for the Department of Health, KwaZulu-Natal and Another [2017] 11 BLLR 1082 (LAC), the applicant sought to review an alleged ‘decision’ by […]

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Employment law update – Q&A

Question: I am a stock controller/driver. I would like to ask a question about my work and how they calculate their time. I have to work a total of 196 hours […]

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