The reliability and relevance of polygraph testing in the employment space have been a persistent issue that is surrounded by a lot of controversies...
Is an employer entitled to dismiss employees for refusing to undergo a polygraph test when such employees are contractually obligated to submit to a polygraph upon request by the employer and does this request amount to singling out certain employees from others who are not so contractually obliged...?
Jacques van Wyk 14 Dec 2015
A party seeking to rely on the results of a polygraph test in disciplinary proceedings must adduce expert evidence for the purposes of establishing such evidence's conceptual cogency and accurate application. What is key is that evidence be led to establish the cogency of the concept of a polygraph, as well as evidence to establish the technical integrity of the process.
Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 19 Aug 2014
The Labour Court, in Mustek Ltd v Tsabadi NO & Others, was recently confronted with a dismissal based solely on polygraph test results. After traversing case law and studies on the use of polygraphs, the court confirmed that the results of polygraph tests alone are not enough to justify an employee's dismissal.
Lauren Coetzee & Jay Page 27 May 2013
Rooting out "career criminals" is taking on a whole new meaning with more and more businesses now resorting to polygraph testing to get to the bottom of workplace crime as well as to identify would-be trouble makers before they are even hired.
As commercial crime continues to rise, syndicates target vulnerable businesses and applicants manipulate CVs and references - which is why increasing numbers of employers are using polygraph testing to screen job applicants.
A new survey conducted by South Africa's executive search firm, Jack Hammer Executive Headhunters, shows that the issue of polygraph or lie detector testing is splitting the country's blue-chip employers.
The South African Football Association (SAFA) announces the immediate suspension of Referee, Jonas Mahlomola Nhlapo. This was after the National Referees Committee duly resolved and determined that Nhlapo be temporarily removed from the elite panel of referees and from conducting any form of match officiating under the auspices of the South African Football Association until further notice.