When ordering compensation (instead of reinstatement) a CCMA commissioner has a considerable discretion to order compensation he or she sees as “just and equitable”. I*n the ordinary course of things, the Labour Court is reluctant to interfere with the CCMA commissioner’s exercise of the discretion because as a rule there is some indication in the commissioner’s award as to why the compensation was ordered and why the compensation was seen as just and equitable.

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