February 16, 2021

Have you finally had enough?

Constructive dismissal is defined as a situation in the workplace, created by the employer, that renders the continuation of the employment relationship intolerable to the extent […]
February 16, 2021

What are your rights when it comes to forced COVID-19 testing?

As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the globe, Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize has expressed his concern that there is not enough testing being done […]
January 22, 2021

When is a consumer entitled to a refund?

Despite tough economic circumstances amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, shops continue to advertise big sales, discounts, and promotional offers. Whether it is Black Friday, Boxing Day, or just an end-of-season sale, […]
November 27, 2020

Misconduct as a result of mental illness

In November 2013, the employee was charged with: Being absent for 17 days between 30 August and 5 November; Breaching the employer’s policy by failing to inform his manager […]
November 27, 2020

Mediate rather than litigate

Wikipedia’s definition of mediation is “a structured, interactive process where an impartial third-party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialised communication and negotiation techniques”. Mediation, […]
June 17, 2020

Understanding force majeure in relation to contractual obligations

Common Law position – in absence of a “force majeure” clause A force majeure is an act of God or man (such as a war, strike, […]