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...
Know the difference between insubordination, gross insubordination and insolenc... ››› more
Imagine this... You tell your employee to send you daily reports. After two weeks of asking him every day, you still haven't seen one report. You confront him about it, and he swears at you in front of the employees. What can you do?
In labour terms, this is insubordination. Basically, the employee refuses to carry out a lawful instruction. You can dismiss him even if it's a once-off incident.... ››› more
As companies hit the ground running as the year starts, you could be faced with challenges such as insubordination from your new employees who don't quite understand the company culture. To avoid financial loss as an employer, you need to act to curb insubordination. Here's how to avoid many loopholes in the labour law and stay on the right side of it. Do you know that, employers lose 51% of all C... ››› more
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