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Polygraph Tests

Polygraph Tests

The guidelines that follow are provided by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) What is a polygraph test? It is a test used to verify a person’s truthfulness and is...

Can an employee resign by e-mail or SMS?

Can an employee resign by e-mail or SMS?

Can an employee resign from a job by email where the employment contract requires resignations to be in writing? The question has interesting implications for how people communicate with each other....

Suspending an employee

Suspending an employee

Employers need to make sure they follow the correct procedure when it comes to the suspension of an employee. A legal procedure must be followed, otherwise it could lead to legal disputes. To avoid...

Common mistakes when disciplining an employee

Common mistakes when disciplining an employee

There are generally four mistakes that employers make when they discipline an employee. What are they? Let's consider the following scenario: Can you spot the mistakes in this example? Donna is...

Grievances in the Workplace

Grievances in the Workplace

Are employers aware of the three basic principles around grievances in the workplace? Most grievances are not dealt with properly, mainly because managers are not aware of the basic principles of...

Proper classification of misconduct

Proper classification of misconduct

If misconduct, or the allegation, is not properly classified or described in the notice to attend a disciplinary hearing, it may cause problems for the employer should the employee refer an unfair...

Public Holidays during Annual Leave

Public Holidays during Annual Leave

Is an employee entitled to an extra day's leave if a public holiday falls on a Saturday during the employee's leave? What if the employee demands that he be given an extra day's leave or he...

Dismissing an Employee on Probation

Dismissing an Employee on Probation

What is a probation period? Many employers appoint new employees on a probation period for the wrong reasons. Many times a probation period is used as a type of 'fixed-term' contract in order to...

The Cost of Untaken Annual Leave

The Cost of Untaken Annual Leave

Employees who do not take annual leave could cost an employer thousands of Rands. There are many instances when employees do not take their annual leave for various reasons and on the other hand the...

Fraudulent CV’s

Fraudulent CV’s

In recent times there have been many reports in the media about people lying about there qualifications. In most of these cases, the employers only established after appointment that the person they...

Can an employer retrench a fix-term employee?

Employers have the right to retrench employees. However, it is completely different when it comes to an employee that is on a fixed-term contract of employment. A fixed-term employee cannot just be...

Dealing with out-of-office misconduct

Can an employer dismiss an employee for out-of-office misconduct? Is dismissal justified? The answer to that question is “Yes”.   An employee could be dismissed for misconduct outside the...

Procedures for dealing with absconding employees

An employee doesn’t show up for work for three weeks without any explanation and without informing the employer why he/she is absent. The employer investigates the matter and comes to the conclusion...

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