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Lots of boxes to tick when proving poor performance

At the end of the day, managers and supervisors are paid to manage and supervise two things, employee conduct and employee performance.  From an employment law point of view, the conduct aspect of management becomes important when the employee’s conduct becomes...

Refusal to undergo a polygraph test may be grounds for dismissal

Polygraph and truth verification tests have been around for some time. You won’t need to look far to find someone with an opinion on these tests, with those claiming that they are all but infallible, to those who doubt their accuracy.  Regardless, these tests are...

Yes, you can be dismissed on grounds of ill-health absenteeism

As uncompassionate as it may sound, employers are not obligated to employ an employee, who is habitually absent on grounds of ill health, indefinitely.  ‘Incapacity’ is one of the three species of dismissal in our law, with the other two being ‘misconduct’...

Concourt provides guidelines on an employer’s duty of good faith in derivative misconduct cases

All employees have a common-law obligation to their employers to promote and protect the interests of the employer, at all times.  This includes informing management of any planned or actual acts of misconduct they have knowledge of.  It could, for example, include...

When the Labour Appeal Court considers a dismissal sanction too harsh

We know that too severe a sanction in a disciplinary hearing amounts to substantive unfairness. The dilemma facing employers in the selecting of a sanction, and more especially the sanction of dismissal, was highlighted in the recent (13 June 2019) Labour Appeal...