Retrenchment letters are a hot topic at the CCMA right now! The CCMA says cases involving retrenchment increased in the first four months of this year and were considerably ahead of the number referred to the CCMA in the previous period. If your company's planning to retrench, it's crucial that you ensure your employee's notice of retrenchment letter contains all the required details. One wrong mo... ››› more
Retrenchments aren't easy for anyone.
Not only do you need to be sensitive, but, you need to implement them properly for them to be legal. This includes issuing a notice of retrenchment letter to your employees.
If you fail to do this, you could find yourself at the Labour Court. And this doesn't come cheap - defending a retrenchment case costs a lot of money. You may even end up in a worse... ››› more
Last year Anglo American Platinum announced its plan to cut 6 000 jobs instead of the 14 000 it predicted. Did Anglo American Platinum issue legally correct retrenchment letters to their employees? Why did Anglo American Platinum decide to send retrenchment letters to their employees?
Should your company find itself in the same situation, it's important your company's retrenchment process is pr... ››› more
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