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Lack of a Medical Certificate Not Enough When Dismissing an Employee

Recently the Labour Court ruled in favour of an employee who was dismissed for failing to produce a required medical certificate. The employee had a history of absenteeism. Going AWOL 21 to 24 December The employee had a medical condition … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need a Formal Enquiry to Dismiss an Employee

“Normally, the employer should conduct an investigation to determine whether there are grounds for dismissal. This does not need to be a formal enquiry. The employer should notify the employee of the allegations using a form and language that the … Continue reading

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Employers: Do you face a double penalty if you contravene two acts?

“Will you still need me…..when I’m sixty four?” (Beatles) A recent Labour Appeal Court case highlighted the need, when planning to terminate an employee’s services, to ensure that the correct legal procedure is followed.  More interestingly, it answered the question … Continue reading

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