Should your company find itself in the same situation, it's important your company's retrenchment process is procedurally fair. Read on to discover what your employee's notice of retrenchment letter should contain to avoid landing at the Labour Court defending a costly retrenchment case.
You need to have a good reason to retrench and send your employees retrenchment letters. If you don't, your employees can take you to the Labour Court. And this means 'you could be ordered to reinstate them, with or without back pay, or to pay them compensation,' warns the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service.
That's why it's important that your employee's notice of retrenchment letter contains all the necessary requirements set out by the Labour Relations Act (LRA).
But, do you know what these are?
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Here's a checklist for the notice of retrenchment letter
By ensuring your employee's notice of retrenchment letter has all the necessary requirements you'll avoid landing at the Labour Court for retrenching unfairly.