Labour Law

The Challenges with Comprehending South Africa’s Labour and Employment Law

South Africa has some of the most liberal and progressive Labour and Employment Law systems in the world, leaving the laws in this system up to interpretation, and therefore, up for legal contention. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a new and unprecedented layer to the complexity of these laws, and the recent riots, protests, and unrest among the people are causing even more problems for employers and employees alike. If you find yourself in a legal dispute regarding an unfair dismissal, you need a Labour Law expert on your side to give you sound legal advice and be your legal representation.

Unfair Dismissals or Retrenchments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With lockdown restrictions, several businesses were limited in their operations, how they conduct their workplace, and how they manage their employees. Luckily, some businesses were able to allow their employees to work from home by communicating via the internet. However, other sectors require their employees to be on site, which brings COVID-19 concerns into play. A recent case saw an employer dismissing an employee for coming to work while knowingly having tested positive for COVID-19. When the case landed in court, the ruling went in favour of the employer, creating a precedent for other employers to do the same.

The Labour and Employment Laws have also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has on the workplace. Employers must now offer paid leave for employees to get their jabs and be able to quarantine afterwards. In some sectors, employers are also forced to get vaccinated before they are allowed to return to work. These are only some of the laws that are being put into place as a result of COVID-19 in South Africa and will spark a flurry of legal disputes when considering that some people do not want to be vaccinated.

How Can Allardyce & Partners Attorneys Help Me?

We offer professional legal services with experts in the Labour and Employment Law domain, giving you the means to pursue any legal action in the case of an unfair dismissal or retrenchment during these troublesome times in South Africa. If you earn more than R20 000 per month, we offer our services on a “no win, no fee” contingency that is tied to our terms and conditions. This means that you do not have the burden of expensive legal fees in the case where you lose your dispute and can count on us to give you our very best when representing you in a legal matter. Please contact us on 011 234 2125 or email us at today to find out more about how we can assist you.

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