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Myths around sexual harassment in the workplace

Myths around sexual harassment in the workplace

Our previous article talked about sexual harassment at year-end office functions and the possibility that there could be sexual harassment claims following such parties. While the rules around...

When, how and why a drunk employee can be dismissed

When, how and why a drunk employee can be dismissed

If an employee returns to the office or work premises after a Friday lunch, drunk, what should the employer do? Fire/dismiss him on the spot? Give the employee one week's notice and then he must be...

What constitutes misconduct?

What constitutes misconduct?

There is no complete or definitive list of types of misconduct that employees can commit at the workplace. Types of misconduct may also differ from company to company as what may be considered as...

What to do when an office romance gives a problem

What to do when an office romance gives a problem

Employees spend most of their lives at work. So it is not unlikely that they may start to develop intimate relationships with each other. They have a right to privacy, but as soon as those...

When to consider demotions

When to consider demotions

Demotions, that is the reduction in an employee's job grade (or rank) and status, can be a tricky area for employers. This is because one wrong move could result in an unfair labour practice....

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...

Myths about Dismissals

Myths about Dismissals

With all the changes to the labour laws and fines that employers are served, many managers are of the view that the laws favour employees and therefore it is difficult to dismiss an employee. As a...

Drafting Allegations of Misconduct

Drafting Allegations of Misconduct

The success of internal disciplinary hearings depends on the formulation of the alleged misconduct. It is therefore important that the offences or allegations against an employee are formulated...

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...

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