An employee who refuses to work is guilty of misconduct and may face disciplinary action. However, in some limited cases, employees do have the right to refuse to work. This right is provided by legislation and protects employees who refuse to work if they reasonably believe that the workplace has become a threat to their health or safety or if they reasonably believe that the workplace has become a threat to their health and safety or if they perceive a real and imminent threat to the environment. It is clear that the refusal to work must be in good faith and that it must relate to hazardous situations not every case of discomfort or unreasonable perceptions will enjoy the protection of the law.
For further information on any labour related matters, you can contact
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Fax: 021 423 2105
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