Your Partner in Labour and Employment Law
South Africa has enforced a lockdown to ensure that the COVID-19 outbreak is curbed in this country. As a result, many businesses were forced to shut during these times, forcing employers to act sccordingly. For a business to operate, there must be a source of income, which will allow the employer to pay their employees. With the reduction or complete absence of income because of trade restrictions, many people have lost their jobs on an unjust manner. For these people, a labour law specialist can guide them through their legal options and assess if they can take any legal action on the grounds of how they were retrenched.
COVID-19 will forever change the workplace and how businesses operate. However, it is not a legal reason for dismissal. Many employers saw the lockdown as an ideal opportunity to cut certain employees, blaming the COVID-19 outbreak as a result of them losing their jobs. We recommend that employers consult with their employees on finding a feasible solution throughout the lockdown and restricted trade periods. If you are a business owner and unsure on how you can legally act towards your employees, we offer specialist labour law attorneys who can assist you through these uncertain times.
As an employee, you have rights as well. If you earn more than R20 000 on a monthly salary, we offer our specialist labour law services on a “no win, no fee” principle that is contingent to our terms and conditions. Therefore, if you find yourself in a legal dispute because of recent events, we can be your partner throughout such a process. As a result, you can ensure that you stay on the legal side without the looming threat of massive legal bills hanging over you.
Allardyce & Partners Attorneys offers specialist labour law attorneys to guide employers and employees through these difficult and trying times in South Africa. If you require our services, please contact us today on 011 234 2125 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries. Put yourself on the right side of the law with us on your side.