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A QUICK GUIDE TO RETRENCHMENT

Tougher economic times have led to more companies facing the unpleasant task of having to retrench staff.  Here is a quick guide on what retrenchment really is. Retrenchments are generally classified as “no fault” dismissals given that they arise from an employer’s situation and are not due to any fault or responsibility of an employee. The ultimate goal is for the employer [...]

By | 9th November, 2017|Labour law, PPM Attorneys|

FACEBOOK GOT ME FIRED!

A recent ruling in the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (“MEIBC”) found a dismissal of an employee was substantively fair after an employee was dismissed as a result of a post on Facebook. In Gordon / National Oilwell Varco[1], an employee’s mother was injured in an ambulance hijack. Outraged by the incident, the employee posted a message on Facebook [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|Labour law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|