Click here to download the new code of conduct on Employment Equity

Click here to download the new code of conduct on Employment Equity 

Code of Good Practice on the Integration of Employment Equity into Human Resource Policies and Practices.

 

The above Code of Good Practice was gazetted on 4th August 2005 in Government Gazette 27866.

A full copy has been placed on our website. (Click on the link on the bottom of this page)

This is an extremely important document. It is some 40 pages in length, and applies to almost all employers except those who are exempt from the provisions of the Employment Equity Act.

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be examining the content of this document in detail.

 

As a starting point, a brief summary of the contents reflects that matters addressed are Implementing E.E. ; Commencing Employment ; Job Descriptions ; Job Analysis ; Recruitment & Selection ; Induction procedures ; Probation matters ; Impacts on Employment Equity ; Harassment ; Discipline, Grievances and disputes ; Terminating Employment ; Exit Interviews ; Interviewing and short-listing job applicants ; Medical, Psychological and similar assessments ; Terms and Conditions of Employment ; Remuneration – equal pay for equal work or for work of equal value ; Advertising job vacancies ; Performance management ; Skills development ; Promotions and transfers ; and so the list grows.

Based only on those topics mentioned above, employers will realize that this is not a document to be ignored or treated lightly.

This is serious stuff!!

 

The Code clearly sets out how employers should integrate the Employment Equity requirements into its human resources policies and procedures.

It is very comprehensive in its coverage, and on a number of things extremely specific.

A further amendment is the amended Code of Good Practice on Sexual Harassment, which we will also be examining in detail and will cover in a series of weekly article.

This amended Code was also published in the above gazette.

Coverage includes The Test for Sexual Harassment ; Factors to establish sexual harassment ; Guiding Principles ; Sexual Harassment Policies ; Procedures ; and Disciplinary Sanctions.

More next week – Interesting times ahead !!

 

For further information, contact Derek Jackson –

Click here to download the new code of conduct on Employment Equity 

Case Law Summaries and Articles

 

Can employees be dismissed for refusing to accept new terms and conditions of employment?

Can an employer dismiss employees because they refuse to agree to a change to their terms and conditions of employment? An initial answer may be, “yes”.

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Escape route: “Resignation with immediate effect”

The latest case in the ‘disciplining employees who have resigned with immediate effect’ saga has brought about more uncertainty as to whether an employee who resigns with immediate effect shortly before a disciplinary hearing can avoid disciplinary action and subsequent dismissal.

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Freedom of expression or incitement to commit an offence? A constitutional challenge

On 4 July 2019, the North Gauteng High Court handed down judgment in the case of The EFF and other v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and other (87638/2017 and 45666/2017) in which the EFF and Julius Malema (the applicants) sought to have s18(2)(b) of the Riotous Assemblies Act, No 17 of 1956 (Riotous Act) declared unconstitutional.

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Consolidated, comprehensive or general final written warnings

Regarding dismissal, according to the Code of Good Practice, “the courts have endorsed the concept of corrective or progressive discipline. This approach regards the purpose of discipline as a means for employees to know and understand what standards are required of them.

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Shop Steward Training

28 August 2019

Emperors Palace Convention Centre

Employment Equity Committee Training

29 August 2019 (Fully Booked)

Tsogo Sun: Century City: Cape Town

30 August 2019

Tsogo Sun: Century City: Cape Town

27 September 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

04 October 2019

Southern Sun: Maharani: Durban

Basic Labour Relations

04 September 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Course

12 September 2019

Southern Sun: Maharani Towers: Durban

The OHS Act and the Responsibilities of Management

13 September 2019

Southern Sun: Maharani Towers: Durban

19 September 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

28 November 2019

Protea Hotel By Marriott Tyger Valley: Cape Town

Managing Day to Day Issues/ Problem Employees Full day workshop

20 September 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

27 September 2019

Tsogo Sun: Century City: Cape Town

AARTO and the Impact on Your Business

03 October 2019

Emperors Palace Convention Centre

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Course

18 October 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

21 November 2019

Tsogo Sun: Century City: Stay Easy: Cape Town

Workshop Incident/Accident Investigation Course

25 October 2019

Emperors Palace: Convention Centre

22 November 2019

Tsogo Sun: Century City: Stay Easy: Cape Town

  

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