People have been doing a great job of getting themselves into trouble by making derogatory comments on Facebook lately.
In the latest case, AfriForum's youth branch at the North West University's Potchefstroom Campus has laid a hate speech complaint against the SA Students' Congress campus chairperson, Jason Mfusi, for starting a race row on Facebook
, says IOL
Mfusi allegedly commented on his Facebook
page that 'a good farmer is a dead farmer,' reports iAfricas.
In his defence, Mfusi said it's what his grandfather always says.
But that's no excuse for hate speech.
Disciplinary action will now be taken against Mfusi.
Make sure the disciplinary action fits the behaviour that triggered it
If you're dealing with a similar case of 'employee bad behaviour', remember that the Labour Relations Act
says your main reason for taking disciplinary action is to correct the behaviour and not simply to punish an employee, states FSP Business.
So you must be clear about what the employee is doing wrong and how he should behave correctly.
To do this, you'll need to make sure you draw up a fair, consistent and clear disciplinary policy that outlines how you'll deal with any offences or misbehaviour.
Then go through the disciplinary policy with your employees, so they know how to behave correctly right from the start.
That's an easy way to minimise and simplify the disciplinary action your business takes against employees.