Sondorp v Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (JA 87/11) [2013] ZALAC 13; [2013] 9 BLLR 866 (LAC); (2013) 34 ILJ 3131 (LAC) (26 June 2013) per Ndlovu JA [Zondi and Musi AAJA concurring].

Yesterday the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) delivered a judgment allowing two former employees to amend their pleadings in the Labour Court to introduce a claim based on automatically unfair dismissals. The LAC had to decide whether the amendment would introduce a new right or cause of action and also whether or not any claim for reinstatement had prescribed. The appellants were both dismissed in October 2000 purportedly on the basis of operational requirements.