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RETRENCHMENT AND SEVERANCE PAY

Retrenchment and Severance Pay

Severance pay is given to an employee where they are “dismissed for reasons based on the employer’s operational requirements.” However, there are instances where an “operational requirements” retrenchee is not entitled to severance pay.

Misconduct in the workplace

Misconduct in the workplace

Workplace disciplinary codes and policies usually set out the types of behaviour which will be considered unacceptable and further regulate the conduct of employees as a whole. 

When All Employees Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others – Justifiable Discrimination In The Workplace

When All Employees Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others – Justifiable Discrimination In The Workplace

If an employer does this because of any of the grounds listed in section 6(1) of the EEA (including gender, age, disability, religion etc.), it will automatically amount to unfair discrimination. If an employer does this because of any of the grounds listed in section 6(1) of the EEA (including gender, age, disability, religion etc.), it will automatically amount to unfair discrimination.