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Fired for coming to work with Covid – dismissal deemed fair by court
Is it fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was exposed to Covid-19? Absolutely, said the Labour Court in a recent judgment (Eskort Limited v Stuurman Mogotsi and others). The court was not only critical of employees who act with scant regard for the health and safety of their colleagues and customers, but also cautioned employers to act more decisively in ensuring the health and safety of their staff.
How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces
Our personal devices, such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets are increasingly used to access movies, download Apps, store music or stream content from platforms like Netflix or Showmax. And they are often shared among family members, such as children who regularly use their parents’ devices to enjoy online content. But, with PoPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) finally coming into effect on 30 June this year, which aims to enforce protection of personal information by creating the lawful conditions for how this information must be managed, are employees – and the businesses that hire them – violating its rules? Potentially yes…
Hard to determine ’Please Call Me’ compensation – advocate
While the issue of what is reasonable compensation for a brilliant idea is the essence of Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate’s case, it’s like asking what is the length of a piece of string – there is no obvious answer.
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