“If an employee for a position misrepresents and/ or qualifications and is appointed to a position on the basis of such a misrepresentation, there is, in my view, no duty on the employer to provide such an employee with counselling, training or assistance. An employee who misrepresents his/her qualifications or experience is dishonest and is not entitled to be appointed to a position in the first place. An employment relationship is based on mutual trust and deceit is incompatible with, as well as destructive of, trust. Moreover, if an employee would, in such circumstances, be required to provide counselling, assistance and/or training to the deceitful employee, it would mean that the employee would in fact be rewarded for his/ her dishonesty or deceit while the employer would be penalized.”

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