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  • Four occasions when you can dismiss for insubordination
  • John just told you to 'get knotted'. Mary ignored your direct instruction and Peter just cost you one of your biggest clients for not doing his job properly. These are all cases if insubordinations and it's always such a tricky subject because it's so difficult to prove. And that's why it's so difficult to dismiss for it! Keep reading to find out when an employee's being insubordinate and... ››› more
  • [30 January 2017]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Yes! You CAN discipline an employee during his notice period. Heres what to do
  • So... You've issued charges against an employee for misconduct, but he leaves before (or even during) the disciplinary hearing without giving notice of his resignation. What can you do? Because your employee hasn't complied with the BCEA by giving notice, it's up to you to decide if you want to accept the termination on his terms. Some employers would leave it at that, only too happy to be... ››› more
  • [25 February 2016]
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