Retrenchment consultations are potentially emotional and difficult discussions. This week Ivan Israelstam explains whether employees involved in a retrenchment consultation have a right to bring in a lawyer or other external labour law representative.
You may be familiar with terms such as mass redundancies or job loss but until it happens to you, there is no way of truly understanding the difficult challenge facing many South Africans today. Here are some tips for getting back on your feet when unemployment knocks you down.
Updated legislation makes it harder for employers to retrench employees. Employees now have the choice of going to court or of going on strike in order to challenge retrenchments, but the effect of a strike could further weaken the employer?s finances and necessitate further retrenchments. Ivan Israelstam explains the factors to consider.
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