POPI Act is coming into effect! Here's how you can comply before it's too late
There are talks about POPI coming into effect before the end of this year.
This means you have to make sure you comply with the Act NOW! If you don't comply, you'll face fines of up to R10 million and even jail time!
But where will you start?
Read here to find out…
If an employee has been found to be abusing your company's communications systems, and you dismiss
her, she may claim unfair dismissal based on inconsistency.
In other words, the employee was doing what was considered the norm among the employees within your company.
This would translate into you allowing a vastly widespread practice to continue while inconsistently disciplining an individual among the group of 'guilty' employees.
So then, does this mean that, because it is, and has been, a common practice, there is nothing you can do to stop it? By no means!
All you need to do is communicate with your employees about the 'new' rules and let them know that any infringements with regard to them will not be tolerated – at all.
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