Labour relations judgments

There is a never-ending stream of judgments on the topic of labour relations law or the world of work. This is sometimes referred to as labour law, employment law, industrial relations law or work law. You have to be up-to-date with the latest judgments to comply with labour relations law.

Judgments in the last 12 months

Latest labour relations judgments

Precautionary suspension considered: No right to be heard

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Delayed disciplinary process: Inordinate delay is unfair

Stokwe v MEC: Department of Education, Eastern Cape According to the constitutional court a delayed disciplinary process could mean that senior management acted unfairly even if the reason for dismissal was valid and fair.  From the unanimous judgment is seems that...

Service level agreements: Providing services or performing work

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Voluntary severance package: Refusal to re-appoint rational

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Demarcation award reviewed: judicial deference required

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Required performance standards: Dismissal reason not unfair

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Senior management duties: Failing to meet standards

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Reinstatement and backpay: When due and payable?

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Grounds of appeal: Absence of reasonable prospects

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Fairness implies validity: Look back and then forward

It is axiomatic that fairness implies validity because otherwise employees could be dismissed for reasons that actually have nothing to do with the enterprise itself. Click for a good example of invalidity So assuming employees have proved that they were employed and...