Presiding officials, wakey-wakey!

Chairpersons frequently impose or recommend a sanction of summary dismissal where security guards face allegations that they were caught sleeping on duty as such conduct

When is a polygraph mandatory?

Many employers still believe that they have the right to simply subject an employee to a polygraph test, and that the result provides conclusive evidence

Courts frown on delayed proceedings

The well-known adage “justice delayed is justice denied” is often alleged in instances where employers fail to finalise a disciplinary process for some months or

When is an utterance racist?

In 2016 City Press carried a story with the headline, “We know racism when we hear it.” Although there is no single legal definition for

Wake-up call for minority unions

On 18 May 2020, the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) overturned a decision by the Labour Court about procedurally unfairness. The LAC concluded that the employer

Using social media for legal purposes

We have become addicted to social media. We would be lost without it. It is where we share jokes, pictures and personal information, explode in