Employment law

Employment Law Update – Reinstatement remedies

In Jacobs v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others [2024] 5 BLLR 517 (LC) the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) found a dismissal substantively unfair but […]

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Should menopause be considered as disability in terms of the Employment Equity Act?

The South African democracy is one that is based on the values of freedom, equality, and dignity. As such, s 9 of the Constitution states that everyone has the right […]

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Modernisation of land records in South Africa – a look at the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill

Since its enactment, the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 has been amended numerous times through various amendment Acts that have been passed over the years. The most significant amendment […]

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Employment law update – Is awarding reinstatement discretionary?

In Pinn v CCI Call Centre (Pty) Ltd and Others [2024] 4 BLLR 422 (LC), the employee referred an unfair dismissal dispute against CCI Call Centre (the company). After having […]

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Ask permission for additional employment and resist the temptation of the moon light

Vilakazi v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others (2024) 45 ILJ 369 (LC) Recently, the Acting Miss Vilakazi (the employee) commenced her employment at the University of the […]

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Employment law update – Runaway employee?

In Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union obo Judas v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others [2024] 2 BLLR 138 (LC), during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Employment law update – Automatically unfair dismissal in the case of a protected disclosure

In Railway Safety Regulator v Kekana [2024] 1 BLLR 40 (LAC) a senior manager was dismissed after lodging a grievance about the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO’s) alleged unlawful conduct. In […]

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Employment law update – January/February 2024

In Epibiz (Pty) Ltd v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and Others [2023] 11 BLLR 1188 (LC), the employee was employed by Epibiz (Pty) Ltd (the Company) in the […]

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Understanding the distinction: Unfair dismissal v unlawful termination in employment contracts

At common law, the measure of damages to which an employee is entitled is limited to the amount of wages or salary he or she would have earned but for […]

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Minister fails to provide proof that additional benefits of leave have a negative effect on the economy

 Van Wyk and Others v Minister of Employment and Labour (GJ) (unreported case no 2022-017842, 25-10-2023) (Sutherland DJP)  The High Court in Johannesburg declared that the provisions of ss 25, […]

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