A major part of our employment law work is the handling of disputes arising out of the employment relationship. Many of these disputes culminate in employment litigation in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration ("CCMA"), the Labour Court, the Labour Appeal Court, the High Court or in private arbitration.

We assist and represent parties throughout the process of dispute resolution.

Much of the employment litigation handled by our firm concerns disputes regarding dismissals. We also handle litigation arising out of alleged unfair labour practices, discrimination, strikes and lock-outs, the review of CCMA arbitration awards, wage and collective bargaining disputes, and disputes over retirement benefit funds.

 


We assist clients in planning corporate restructuring. We also offer legal advice to clients on procedures to be followed in transferring employees, and in the implementation of retrenchment exercises.

 


The right to equality is guaranteed in the Constitution, and in the employment context, this right is given effect to by the Employment Equity Act. The law on unfair employment discrimination is one of our legal areas of expertise.

We give legal advice on unfair employment discrimination claims, the lawfulness and implementation of affirmative action measures and policies, medical testing (including HIV-testing of employees and applicants for employment), as well as sexual harassment and victimisation of employees. In addition, we advise clients on the right to privacy in employment.

 


We supply legal advice on the reasons justifying dismissal in our law, as well as on the appropriate procedures to be followed when dismissing an employee.

In particular, we assist with the investigation of allegations of misconduct on the part of employees, the formulation of charge sheets, advising on the appropriate disciplinary procedures and in appropriate cases, represent clients in disciplinary enquiries.

 


I am on various panels of mediators and arbitrators as a senior panelist and I am highly qualified to assist clients with both arbitrations and mediations.

I regularly appear before the CCMA and elsewhere in arbitrations relating to a variety of matters including unfair dismissal and unfair labour practice disputes. I also serve as a part time Arbitrator at two Bargaining councils.

 


There are a number of significant statutes in the sphere of employment law.

We offer legal advice on the implications and implementation of, inter alia, the Employment Equity Act, the Skills Development Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act.

We advise on issues arising from the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act and represent clients in enquiries arising out of these statutes. We provide detailed legal opinions on the impact of new legislation on all areas of a client’s operations.

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