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Notice period- Employee

Failure by an Employee to give proper notice upon resignation

Introduction Employment Contracts should set out the notice period which an Employee must give if he/she wants to terminate employment. This is due to the fact that a failure to give proper notice of the termination of employment can have dire consequences for an Employer. This undesirable practice usually happens when an Employee wants to […]

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work permit

Being in possession of a valid work permit- is it an operational requirement?

Introduction                                                                                                               […]

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mental health

Mental health in the work place – the Jansen case

Introduction Whilst society in general is moving towards being more open regarding mental health, this is not always the case in the work place. There are many Employees who may suffer from mental illnesses but due to intangible symptoms, are not easily recognized. Once this condition does become known to the Employer, they must appreciate […]

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Pregnant Employees

Automatic Unfair Dismissals- Pregnancy and Employment

We are celebrating Women’s month in August. As such it is always good to reflect on how far we have come as a nation since thousands of brave women marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th of August 1956. But the question remains – how far have we really come and are our South […]

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sexual harassment

#WOMENSMONTH – Part One Series: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Know your Rights as an Employee!

  In South Africa, it is far more common for female employees to fall victim to Sexual Harassment in the workplace. They are often too afraid to speak up or break the silence out of fear of losing their jobs. It is important for all female employees to be aware of the fact that there […]

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