If an employee resigns with immediate effect, the employer has no jurisdiction to proceed with a disciplinary hearing against the employee. The contract employment comes to an end with immediate effect and the employer loses the right to discipline and proceed with the disciplinary hearing against the employee.

On the other hand, if an employee resigns with notice, in writing, and works out the notice period, the employer can discipline the employee during the notice period and proceed with a disciplinary hearing.

For further information you can contact Bernard Reisner:
W. Tel: 021 423 3959
Fax: 021 423 2105
Cell: 082 433 3959
Email: bernard@capelabour.co.za