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  • Ask yourself these 5 questions to mare sure your employee's dismissal is substantively fair
  • Do you have an employee that you want to dismiss, but aren't sure if it's substantively fair? Here's how to make sure it is so you don't pay thousands in compensation if your employee takes you to the CCMA. Substantive fairness means there's a fair or valid reason for you to dismiss an employee. If you dismiss your employee and the reason is automatically unfair, you may be ordered to rein... ››› more
  • [13 December 2016]
  • Case law: Can you dismiss an employee for lying? Yes!
  • Lying is a form of dishonesty and depending on the circumstances may be serious enough to warrant dismissal. This is because it could make an employment relationship intolerable because it damages your ability to trust the employee. Find out how the Mosselbay Municipality won their dismissal case because of an employee's dishonesty... Mr J van der Merwe vs Mosselbay Municipality (2009) 18 SA... ››› more
  • [20 October 2016]
  • Know the difference between insubordination, gross insubordination and insolence
  • There's a fine line between insubordination, gross insubordination and insolence of an employee. Do you know the difference? How would you discipline an employee in each instance? If you get it wrong you could lose at the CCMA! So let's look at these three offences... ****Recommended Product****   Know the difference between insubordination, gross insubordination and insolenc... ››› more
  • [18 October 2016]
  • Seven elements of gross insubordination you need to know before you dismiss an employee
  • You instruct your employee to send you daily reports. After two weeks of asking him every day, you still haven't seen one report. He's blatantly ignoring your request. What can you do? In labour terms, this is insubordination. It's where the employee refuses to carry out a lawful instruction. You can dismiss for an isolated incident if it's very serious (gross) and violates your employer-... ››› more
  • [05 August 2016]
  • 3 Tips for dealing with workplace insolence and insubordination
  • Many employers still get very confused when it comes to dealing with insolence and insubordination in the workplace. This is perfectly understandable, as it really can be nightmare to understand. But that's only true if you don't know where to look! Here are 3 simple tips to help you effectively handle insolence and insubordination in the workplace... *****Advertisement***** Know t... ››› more
  • [19 April 2016]
  • Pass this 'Fairness Test' before dismissing an employee for misconduct
  • Do you want to dismiss an employee? And you probably have a few reasons you want to do this. And dismissal for misconduct could definitely be on that list of reasons. Wanting to dismiss an employee for misconduct basically means that you want to dismiss him because he's broken a company disciplinary rule, which he clearly knew about. Classic examples of misconduct include gross dishonesty... ››› more
  • [11 April 2016]
  • 6 Tips to deal with employees who just won't listen to you
  • When an employee signs his employment contract, he's agreeing to listen to, and obey all your reasonable instructions. And if he doesn't obey you, he's in breach of his contract. But what if he doesn't, or won't, listen to you? What do you do then? Keep reading below to find out how you can effectively manage a disobedient employee in your workplace. ***Advert*** The solution to insubor... ››› more
  • [21 March 2016]
  • What offences constitute misconduct?
  • A little while back, the media was jam-packed with reports about 2 SA celebrities getting into a physical fight in Ibiza. It was jealousy over a DJ that triggered the violent brawl. While this may be hot news for gossip columns, fighting at work is an offence that constitutes misconduct. But what exactly is misconduct? ***Brand new*** Dealing with employee misconduct swiftly and effecti... ››› more
  • [03 March 2016]
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