Legal Articles and Guides
The University of Fort Hare (UFH) has lost two legal disputes with senior employees after it unfairly dismissed a deputy vice-chancellor and withheld a performance bonus from a high-ranking academic.
Employers who don’t adequately address the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace can expect to pay the price in court. As can the perpetrators themselves.
The Johannesburg Labour Court has again ruled that the EFF is not a registered trade union and has no authority to get involved in workplace disputes.
Former Dimension Data executive chairperson Andile Ngcaba hit a speed bump in his remuneration case against his former employer in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), says a Fin24 report.
A bargaining chamber for teachers has ordered the Gauteng Education Department to reinstate the principal of Parktown Boys' High School, Malcolm Williams, after he was fired in December last year following the death of a grade eight pupil at a school camp, says a TimesLIVE report.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both employers and their employees to a whole new slew of risks. One of the more serious is the danger of infected employees coming to work and by doing so endangering the lives of not just their colleagues, but also customers and anyone else unfortunate enough to come into contact with them.
The Public Protector is on a legal losing streak with the latest setback coming in the Labour Court, which has ruled against her in a dispute involving two staff members.
The DA has been tight-lipped over the alleged discreet payment of nearly R1m in court-awarded legal costs to Public Works & Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille.
The Labour Appeal Court has placed the blame on unions for events that led to three black nursing professionals being paid less than their white colleagues at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).
Families of deceased ANC employees are suffering because Luthuli House had not been contributing to their pension and provident funds for more than two years, despite making deductions from their salaries, says a Sunday Times report.
The sensitive issue of whether the head of the Motheo College in Bloemfontein and former board member of education authority Umalusi may call herself ‘professor’ will be examined in the Free State High Court today.
Consider this unhappy (but not unlikely) scenario: For whatever reason, you part ways with your fellow director/shareholder (or perhaps a key employee), who goes off immediately to join (or found) the opposition.
Employees in South Africa enjoy strong protections under a raft of laws such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Employment Equity Act (EEA).
Most of us will celebrate the day we are offered a COVID-19 vaccination, but here in South Africa as overseas it seems inevitable that a significant number of people will refuse to be vaccinated. The reasons given for this stance have been many and varied, some mainstream and reasonable, others less so.
The Ugu District Municipality's decision to terminate the employment of municipal manager Dhanpalan Naidoo has been slammed by opposition parties which did not agree with how the matter was handled.