Bradley Workman-Davies

Did you know that your beliefs may be protected by labour laws? But how far do these protections extend – would you be protected for climate change denialism, veganism or being a flat earther?

It may surprise many employers to realise that there are currently no legal obligations placed on employers to give an employee any retirement benefits, and very often the employee is left to make his own arrangements.  

Case law is beginning to develop the South African labour law around unfair discrimination which has arisen since the introduction of the "equal pay for equal work" provisions of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) in 2014.


Retrenchments in South African law are regulated in terms of section 189 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA).

South African labour law has developed a rich body of case law since the Labour Relations Act was first introduced in 1995, and most employees are well aware of their rights not be unfairly dismissed, and to not be subject to unfair labour practices. 

 

In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997 (BCEA), all employees are entitled to a minimum number of days leave per year.  

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