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Tony Healy & Associates is South Africa’s leading multi-disciplinary labour law and labour relations firm rendering professional litigation, consulting and training services to an extensive national client base including national and multi-national corporations, government institutions, and emerging businesses.




IR/HR Manual



Dismissal of employees in an unprotected strike mob was fair says the Labour Court

The CCMA comes in for quite a bit of flack.  Let’s face it, half of the parties in arbitration cases lose, and the CCMA and its Commissioners are the easiest, and closest targets.  In our experience, however, you normally pretty much get the arbitration award you...

We don’t see enough progressive discipline

Disciplinary procedures are, first and foremost, a process to attempt to correct unacceptable employee behaviour.  There are of course many occasions when dismissal for a first offence is fair and justified, such as in cases of gross dishonesty, breaches of safety...

Can employers require employees to be vaccinated?

The tense uncertainty as to whether employers will be entitled to impose mandatory Covid19 vaccine policies on employees is already a hot topic, and it’s going to become even more so in the coming months, as vaccines arrive in the country and the vaccine drive begins....

Selection criteria are frequently an employer’s Achilles heel in retrenchments

If you want to know what typically gets employers into trouble in retrenchment disputes, look no further than inadequate consultation and unfair selection criteria. To begin with, employers have an obligation, in respect of section 189(2) of the Labour Relations Act,...

The non-disclosure of an adverse relationship with a prior employer is not grounds for dismissal

It’s not surprising that job applicants will typically be reluctant to reveal acrimonious termination of employment with a previous employer.  This is as common as the all too common patterns of CV embellishment seen daily.  So how much is a job applicant required to...


Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff

“Accessible, diligent, and dependable at all times for all of our labour relations needs. Always answers our questions and gives objective counsel that we highly trust. Highly recommended”

Nokuthula Kamwendo
Director People & Culture


“We have used the services of Tony Healy and Associates for many years now, and have always received the most professional advice. We have had some tricky IR cases in the past, but their vast experience in labour law matters, have always helped us out of any potential difficulties. Been great working with them and look forward to continuing to do so in the future”

Clive Lacy
HR Manager

First Quantum Minerals Limited

“Tony Healy & Associates is our go to labour consultants.  I recommend them for their pragmatic and value for money solutions to labour issues.”

Eurita Swarts
HR Manager

Metrofile Holdings

“We have partnered with Tony Healy & Associates in the labour relations space for almost 25 years.  During this time Tony and his team have provided us with prudent guidance and advice.  We look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.”

Vera Massyn
HR Director