Labour Law

My Rights as an Employee in South Africa

South Africa is famous for having a progressive Labour and Employment Law system, which in most cases, are open for interpretation and debateable in a court of law. As an employee in South Africa, it can be challenging to understand these laws, let alone keep up with the latest laws and changes regarding the workplace and your rights. Therefore, if you find yourself in a legal dispute or want to take legal action as a result of an unfair dismissal or retrenchment, Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your answer.

My Rights Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination

Recently, the Labour and Employment Law system passed laws that state that employers should give their employees paid leave when they are getting vaccinated. Although there are misconceptions about the application of these laws, they allow employees that have an appointment to get vaccinated to take paid leave to get the jabs, along with special sick leave if they show any side effects as a result of the vaccination, even when they have no sick days left. On the other side, a handful of sectors are forcing their employees to get vaccinated before they are allowed to return to the workplace. This situation is elevated with the precedent of employers immediately dismissing employees who arrive at work while knowingly having tested positive for COVID-19.

The Possibility of Legal Action When Forced to Get a Jab

Legal experts are predicting that the forced jabs will cause an influx of legal disputes regarding employees who do not want the jab or might suffer from severe side effects, or even death, as a result of being jabbed. This particular situation can lead to dismissal or retrenchment, which in the case of the employer, can seem unfair and be contested on a legal front. If you find yourself in need of a Labour and Employment Law expert in South Africa, Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your first choice. Please contact us on 011 234 2125 or email us at with any enquiries on how we can assist you with our professional legal services.

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