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Can an employee be dismissed for lodging a false grievance?
Can an employee be dismissed for lodging a false grievance?Article

Dismissing an employee for lodging a false grievance does not amount to an automatically unfair dismissal...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 9 Sep 2020

Contract termination vs employee dismissal - how are they interrelated?
Contract termination vs employee dismissal - how are they interrelated?Article

A recent case decided by the South African High Court has examined the curious interplay of an employee's rights as they arise from both the written contract of employment and, at the same time, labour legislation. Although the judgment may at first seem confusing, a careful analysis of its outcome sheds light on how these parallel sources of the parties' rights and obligations operate in conjunction.

Bradley Workman-Davies 23 Jan 2020

The balancing act: Employer/employee reciprocal duty of good faith
The balancing act: Employer/employee reciprocal duty of good faithArticle

A number of years ago, Dunlop Mixing and Technical Services dismissed 65 employees due to the violence which occurred during a month-long strike. Seven years later, the Constitutional Court declared the dismissals unfair...

Tracy Robbins and Julia Olley 23 Jul 2019

Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you fired
Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you firedArticle

In the recent matter, Ndzimande and Others v Didben N.O and Others (2 April 2019), the Labour Court considered the dismissal of three employees who made disparaging statements about their employer on public radio...

Kirsten Eiser and Shane Johnson 23 May 2019

Struggling with struggle songs during a strike
Struggling with struggle songs during a strikeArticle

Does the singing of struggle songs - with racial undertones - during a strike warrant dismissal of the employees...?

Johan Botes, Tracy Robbins and Rui Lopes 25 Sep 2018

Incorrect to assume that SA labour laws are one-sided towards employee
Incorrect to assume that SA labour laws are one-sided towards employeeArticle

South African labour laws are renowned as being progressive and protective of employees' rights...

Bradley Workman- Davies 30 Aug 2018

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