The Labour Relations Act requires and employer to consult with an employee when it contemplates a dismissal for operational requirements. Both the employer and the employee are required to seek consensus on alternative measures to avoid the dismissal or to mitigate the adverse effect of a dismissal. This goes both ways, however, and an employee also has a duty to cooperate with the employer when retrenchment is considered- to find a solution that will either do away with the need for retrenchments altogether or to minimise the impact of the retrenchment. It is a well established principle of our law that the labour consultation process.
For further information on Retrenchment or any labour related matters, you can contact:
W.Tel no.: 021 423 3959
Fax: 021 423 2105
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