Disclosure by employees of confidential information to a competitor of the employer clearly amounts to a breach of trust. Acquiring confidential information by deceptive means may also justify dismissal.‘ Whistleblowers’ ie employees who disclose unlawful acts of their employers to authorities now receive special protection under the Protected Disclosure Act. Dismissal of employees protected by that Act is automatically unfair.

For further information on any labour related matters, you can contact
Bernard Reisner:

W.Tel no.: 021 423 3959
Fax: 021 423 2105
Cell: 082 433 8714
E-mail: bernard@capelabour.co.za
Website: www.capelabour.co.za