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How corporations benefited at pensioners' expense

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics #Pension Law
The R42bn in unpaid benefits owed to more than four million South African pensioners is ‘a fundamental failure’ of public interest by state regulators and pension fund administrators, a year-long investigation by Open Secrets has concluded, according to a Daily Maverick report.

Labour Court or Equality Court? Judge to decide

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A lot is riding on a ruling by Judge Owen Rogers – expected this week – on whether a case between Oak Valley and its workers will be heard in the Labour or Equality Court.

Woman seeks R11m from Transnet for sexual harassment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A Transnet manager is suing the parastatal for nearly R11m in damages, saying she was sexually harassed by her boss for many years and, despite reporting him to human resources several times, she was ignored and then victimised, according to Times Select.

Edcon worker dismissed for racist Zuma post

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 01 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
A former senior Edcon employee who called former President Jacob Zuma a ‘monkey’ in a Facebook rant three years ago has been permanently dismissed from the retail group.

Academic wants R4.7m payout or job back

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 31 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Three years after she was ousted from her position as deputy vice-chancellor at the Tshwane University of Technology for allegedly claiming that she was a professor, Lulama Makhubela is fighting back.

CCMA chastised over sexual harassment case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 25 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
In dealing with sexual harassment cases in the workplace, the CCMA should be a safe, gender-responsive dispute-resolution forum.

Domestics can claim damages retrospectively – ruling

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 18 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
In another victory for domestic workers, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruled yesterday that those injured in the past while on duty will be able to claim damages.

Motsoeneng takes up fight for R8m pension

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has gone to court to challenge a five-year-old report by the Public Protector in his latest bid to force the SABC to release his R8m pension payout.

Fawu rocked by financial troubles

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), shaken by factional battles and a multimillion rand financial scandal, faces deregistration because of poor corporate governance and alleged mismanagement of membership fees, according to a Mail & Guardian report.

Senior prosecutors win 10-year salary battle

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Past and present Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions (DDPPs) will finally receive their increases and benefits after a decade-long battle, notes a News24 report.

Old Mutual to argue it's entitled to fire Moyo

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual will argue that an employer is entitled to terminate an employment contract when it appeals a judgment interdicting it from firing former CEO Peter Moyo. But ahead of that appeal, which may only be heard in December, Moyo will be in court next month.

Old Mutual digs in against Moyo pressure

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Tags: #Company Law #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual is digging in its heels, saying it will not give in and settle with Peter Moyo as it is confident it will be able to overturn a court ruling that ordered it to reinstate the ousted CEO.

Moyo seeks R250m damages from Old Mutual

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Old Mutual says fired CEO Peter Moyo has issued the insurer with a summons seeking damages totalling R250m. The company will defend ‘any claim vigorously’, Old Mutual said yesterday, according to a report on the BusinessLIVE site.

Cosatu bullish over second crack at banks strike

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 September 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Cosatu and its affiliate the SA Society of Bank Officials (Sasbo) remain bullish over the banks strike, with the trade union federation warning that the fight is far from over, notes a Weekend Argus report.

Former Prasa boss to appeal 'pay back' judgment

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 27 September 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation
Disgraced former Prasa acting chief executive and chief engineer Daniel Mthimkhulu is appealing against the judgment that ordered him to repay more than R5.7m he ‘fraudulently’ earned by lying about his qualifications.

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