Labour Law in a Nutshell

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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REINSTATE OR COMPENSATE? Will it be impractical to order reinstatement because an unfairly dismissed employee behaved badly in the arbitration?

REINSTATE OR COMPENSATE? Will it be impractical to order reinstatement because an unfairly dismissed employee behaved badly in the arbitration? The primary remedy for an...
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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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