HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

Do you have a negligent employee? Then consider these three points when putting together allegations

by , 29 September 2015
Your employees have an obligation to you in that they offer up their skills and services to you. You can expect them to carry out their duties with diligence and attention.

But this isn't always the case! Negligence refers to an employee's conduct or his failure to reasonably act despite him being fully aware of the expectations laid upon him.

Should you wish to allege that your employee is negligent, there are three important points to think about when formulating the allegations.

They are:

1.       If the employee is to be guilty of negligence, then his actions or omission (failure to act) must be due to his fault and a direct violation of his duty. There must also be actual or potential damage or loss.

Remember, sometimes an employee might look like he's negligent, but it may be because of other factors.

Say good-bye to all your insubordination woes and discipline those insubordinate employees without worrying about the CCMA!

Get your copy of The Insubordination Toolkit: How to deal with insubordination, gross insubordination and insolence in the

Click here to get yours!
2.       For an act or omission to be negligent, there must be actual consequences that affect your business. If there isn't, then the potential for these consequences must be present.
3.       In order to determine negligence, you must consider the standard of care that you can reasonably from an employee. You must also consider all factors and circumstances around the conduct.

So, there are three points you'll need to look into before formulating any allegations of negligence against an employee.

Remember that when describing allegations, you must be very specific.   

To learn more, subscribe to the loose leaf service advertised below.

Protect yourself from labour-related problems by using this practical tool

The comprehensive Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service gives you all the details you need for maximum protection in labour-related problems. You will find, for example:
  • Information on the problem areas managers have to handle in the workplace daily, and appropriate solutions;
  • Valuable advice for employers, based on the ever-changing legislation;
  • Sample contracts, dismissals and warning letters, etc;
  • Numerous practical checklists; and
  • Much more…

Vote article

Do you have a negligent employee? Then consider these three points when putting together allegations
Note: 5 of 1 vote

Related articles

Related articles

Related Products