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Fort Hare University loses two disputes

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
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.

R4m Damages for a Workplace Sexual Assault

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 05 July 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

EFF ordered to stay out of workplace disputes

By Daily News Published on Friday, 25 June 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Setback for ex-chair's R440m case against firm

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 24 June 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Principal fired for raft drowning wins job back

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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 Butcher Who Went to Work With COVID-19

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
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.

Another court defeat for Public Protector

By Daily News Published on Monday, 31 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

DA remains silent on De Lille legal costs

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 May 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Unions blamed for black nurses earning less

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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).

ANC fails to pay employees' pension dues

By Daily News Published on Monday, 17 May 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
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.

'Professor' seeks to stop newspaper report

By Daily News Published on Friday, 14 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Are Restraints of Trade Valid in a Time of Covid?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Company Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Employers: Beware the “Casual Worker” Myth!

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law
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).

Can an Employee Who Refuses Vaccination be Fired?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
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.

Municipal manager's 'golden handshake' slammed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics
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.

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