Labour Law in a Nutshell

WEED AT WORK: What should employers do about cannabis in the workplace?

WEED AT WORK: What should employers do about cannabis in the workplace? Employers may be wondering what to do about employees who want to exercise their...
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REVIEWS: How do you assess the odds of success?

REVIEWS: How do you assess the odds of success? It’s tough to lose a case in arbitration – especially if you were convinced you’d win....
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SPLITTING CHARGES: Do multiple charges arising from a single act of misconduct make dismissal more likely?

SPLITTING CHARGES: Do multiple charges arising from a single act of misconduct make dismissal more likely? Workplace disciplinary enquiries have morphed into processes which mimic...
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EXCEPTIONS: Labour Court takes strong exception to an Exception

EXCEPTIONS: Labour Court takes strong exception to an Exception The purpose of an Exception is to object to a defect in the opposing party’s pleadings....
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DOUBLE DIPPING: Can an employee claim compensation for unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination in the same case?

DOUBLE DIPPING: Can an employee claim compensation for unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination in the same case? The Labour Court[1] recently confirmed that the two...
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SHOP STEWARD MISCONDUCT – Where do you draw the line between a shop steward’s duties as a union representative and duties as an employee?

SHOP STEWARD MISCONDUCT – Where do you draw the line between a shop steward’s duties as a union representative and duties as an employee? There’s...
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Patrick Deale

Patrick has worked in law and alternative dispute resolution for 25 years in a wide range of industries and sectors. As a senior legal executive for a listed company, he gained first-hand experience of the issues business managers and employees deal with day-to-day.

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