Can An Employer Be Forced to Take Disciplinary Action to Make the Workplace Safe?
The South African Labour Court was recently called on to answer the question whether a trade union, acting on behalf of its members who are employees of the employer, may compel the employer to take disciplinary steps against certain of its employees in order to ensure the safety of the rest of its employees in the workplace.
An employer has the duty to provide employees with safe working conditions, as far as is reasonably practicable. This includes providing a reasonably safe workplace.
employment director progers@ENSafrica.com cell: +27 82 788 0307 Victor Mndebele
employment senior associate vmndebele@ENSafrica.com cell: +27 82 310 5201
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