THE COVID RISK ASSESSMENT AND PLAN

THE COVID RISK ASSESSMENT AND PLAN

In my previous article I explained that the New Code of Practice: Managing Exposure To Covid In The Workplace, 2022 requires employers to conduct a special health risk assessment (HRA) and to implement a plan to protect its employees from contracting Covid.This code...
NEW CODE OF PRACTICE: MANAGING EXPOSURE TO COVID IN THE WORKPLACE, 2022

NEW CODE OF PRACTICE: MANAGING EXPOSURE TO COVID IN THE WORKPLACE, 2022

The current state of disaster will lapse on 15 April 2022; and indications are that it will not be renewed. This is indicated by the fact that the Minister of Employment and Labour has issued a new Code of Practice to replace those provisions of the Disaster...
GET THE @#&*!!€» OUT OF MY FACE!

GET THE @#&*!!€» OUT OF MY FACE!

When an employer instructs an employee temporarily to vacate its premises and to stop performing his/her duties this is called ‘suspension. The effect of a suspension is that the employee is not allowed to return to work until the employer instructs that he/she may do...
CHAIRPERSONS OF DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS MUST BE IMPARTIAL

CHAIRPERSONS OF DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS MUST BE IMPARTIAL

Employers frequently fire employees for legally unacceptable reasons including the following: A junior employee has had disagreements with a favoured senior executive. The manager dislikes the employee for personal reasons. The employee is unwilling to have sex with...
DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS: FORMAL VS INFORMAL

DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS: FORMAL VS INFORMAL

The drafters of the Labour Relations Act of 1995 (LRA) expressly provided in the statute for the right of an accused to be heard. That is, section 188 of the LRA states that a dismissal is unfair if the employer fails to prove that it was effected in accordance with a...
THE COMPULSORY COVID VACCINATION CONTROVERSY

THE COMPULSORY COVID VACCINATION CONTROVERSY

Earlier this year I wrote an article warning of the dangers of enforcing compulsory Covid vaccinations at the workplace. Despite this, a trend towards compulsory vaccination has begun. This is because Covid is still spreading, far too many people are still resisting...