A binding and valid employment contract can come into existence if the prospective employee communicates his or her acceptance of the employer’s offer of employment to the employer by means of a sms text message. Now the Labour Court has looked at the other side of the coin: whether an employee can terminate his or her employment by sending a senior manager a sms text message saying that he was quitting with immediate effect. The Labour Court held that this text message indicated a clear and unequivocal intention to terminate the contract on the part of the employee and that it was not necessary for the employer to “accept” the resignation before it became effective.

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

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