Category: Retirement age

Reconciling labour statutes: Age discrimination

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Age discrimination considered: Discriminatory unfair dismissals

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Retirement age dispute: Revised employment contract

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Justice finally achieved: Reinstated until retirement

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Charged convicted dismissed: Disputed settlement agreement

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Good faith bargaining: Managerial prerogative voluntarism

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Retirement age breach: Unlawful dismissal at 60

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Retirement age policy: Forced dismissal discriminatory

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Age discrimination unacceptable: Against public policy

B v F t/a F and Associates (JS219/15) [2016] ZALCJHB 428 (26 October 2016) per Snyman AJ. The LC awarded substantial compensation to an employee who was dismissed for an invalid and unfair reason which was also automatically...

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Age discrimination unfair: Automatic indefensible

The LC awarded over R1m as compensation, being equal to 14 months remuneration.  The employer failed to prove that there was any agreed or normal retirement age.  But acting justice Snyman failed to consider the argument that...

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Age discrimination: Dismissal automatically unfair

Harris v Ocean Traders International (Pty) Ltd (JS710/13) [2016] ZALCJHB 63 (23 February 2016) per Lagrange J. Employers must have sound policies, including the retirement age, and ensure that employees know about them. ...

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