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Employment Law Update - Dishonesty Remains Unacceptable

South Africa - August 31 2016 Mr A was employed as a manager and also trained the company's employees. Mr A was dismissed for moonlighting, acting dishonestly by misrepresenting…

Labour Court Shows its Teeth

South Africa - June 6 2016 Recently, the Labour Court found the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) and its general-secretary, Simon Mathe, guilty of contempt of…

Transnet's Refusal to Engage NUMSA on the Granting of Organisational Rights

South Africa - April 4 2016 In the recent case of NUMSA v Transnet SOC Limited, the Labour Appeal Court considered Transnet's Refusal to Engage the National Union of…

Can an Employer Force Employees to Undergo Medical Testing and When Does an Employer's Treatment of an Employee's Medical Condition Amount to Unfair Discrimination?

Australia - April 4 2016 In September last year, the Labour Court gave judgment in the case of EWN v Pharmaco Distribution (Pty) Ltd. This case dealt with: Automatically…

Equal Pay for Equal Value

South Africa - April 4 2016 The issue of pay discrimination came before the courts in a recent decision of South Africa Municipal Workers Union on behalf of Tetyana v Nelson…