BY MEISE NKAISENG ATTORNEYS – VANDERBIJLPARK AND THREE RIVERS, GAUTENG | July 6, 2021

Blog By

Herman Van Wyk
Associate at MNI Attorneys
Specialist in Labour Law 

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Why does an employer need a Disciplinary Code?

• The Labour Relations Act, Act no 66 of 1995, read with Schedule 8 thereto, encourages employers to adopt disciplinary rules and procedures.
• The courts have endorsed the concept of corrective or progressive discipline.
• Dismissal should be reserved for cases of serious misconduct or repeated offences.
• A detailed Disciplinary Code will ensure consistency and transparency of the employer’s approach to misconduct and avoid costly litigation or labour unrest.

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