Do You Need Assistance From the CCMA Experts? Choose Allardyce & Partners
Have you just received a letter requesting your presence at the CCMA headquarters? Was it because your HR manager recently dismissed an employee and now you have been told that the dismissal might have been unfair? Or, are you an employee being harassed by another employee or manager, and although you have notified you HR department, little has been done to address the situation?
Nowadays, businesses need to be very careful about the way they treat their employees. In South Africa, employees have certain rights and South Africa’s constitution guarantees these rights and requires that they are protected. Before the Industrial Revolution, workers were at the mercy of unfair employers and labour practices but today, things are a lot different. Designed to referee the relationship between employees, employers, and trade unions – as well as promote a productive and safe working environment – labour law is an important part of running any business and should an employee or employer not abide by the Labour Relations Act (LRA) or Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), they will find themselves in hot water at the CCMA.
Not Glorified as an “ATM” for Nothing
Founded on the principle of conciliating first, before arbitrating, the CCMA is an independent body established by law to render a range of workplace dispute prevention services and resolutions. Thanks in no small measure to word of mouth, employees at all levels are aware that they can bring a case against an employer who has treated them unfairly. Dealing with over 100 000 cases relating to unfair labour practice each year, the CCMA is not glorified as the employees’ “ATM” for no reason. When you are summoned by the CCMA, it means that trouble is brewing, and it is usually trouble for the employer.
The Employer Loses 97% of CCMA Cases
The reality is that any employer can end up in front of the CCMA, and when they do, the vast majority loses. In fact, the employer loses around 97% of all CCMA cases, due to not following the correct procedures. Unfortunately, some mistakes are costlier than others and can even put some companies out of business. Losing to employee at the CCMA is not something to be taken lightly, especially considering how unfavourable the economy is right now. This is why you need to be armed and ready with assistance from the CCMA experts; Allardyce & Partners is a law firm that specialises in labour and employment law.
We Are Labour Law, Employment Law, and CCMA Experts
Registered as specialised labour lawyers with the Law Society, we are a boutique law firm specialising in labour law and employment law, and we are CCMA experts. Acting in defence of the distressed, not only do we provide employers, employees, trade unions and employer organisations with legal advice and representation at the CCMA, at bargaining councils and in the Labour Court, but we also offer free legal consultation for exploited, unfairly dismissed, or victimised employees. Assisting employees with a “No Win, No Fee” policy, we consult in the following areas:
- Unfair demotion;
- Unfair dismissal;
- Unfair retrenchment;
- Unfair suspension;
- Unfair treatment;
- Preparations for disciplinary hearings;
- Unfair unilateral changes in the terms of employment.
Don’t go to a CCMA hearing unarmed and allow a mistake to cost your business large amounts of money. Knowledge and preparation are key when it comes to CCMA cases, and what our CCMA experts assist you with. For more information on CCMA advice, expert assistance, our rates, and our “No Win, No Fee” policy, contact us at email@example.com or on 011 234 2125 today.
NB: this article is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You are advised to consult with us before using/relying on this information.