Thursday, October 10, 2013

Every worker has the right not to be unfairly dismissed

Nashira Abrahams - Dispute Management and Prevention Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration or CCMA was Instudio. We were talking about unfair dismissals. According to the Labour Relations Act, every employee has the right not to be unfairly dismissed. If a worker thinks that the dismissal was unfair, then the worker can try to challenge the dismissal. If a dismissal is found to be unfair, the worker will be able to get reinstated or re-employed, or get compensation money. The worker can get up to 12 months' wages as compensation for an unfair dismissal (procedural or substantive unfairness). Compensation for an unfair labour practice claim is limited to 12 months remuneration. If it was an automatically unfair dismissal the worker could get up to 24 months' wages as compensation. For more information contact the CCMA on their call centre on 0861 16 16 16 or go to www.ccma.org.za 
 

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