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Conditions of Employment

Dismissal For Insubordination

Dismissal For Insubordination

Employees have a duty to obey the reasonable instructions of their employer. Failure or refusal to do so may amount to insubordination.

ALCOHOLISM AND THE WORKPLACE

Alcoholism and the Workplace

Dealing with an employee who battles with alcoholism is frustrating and can destroy the employment relationship.
Alcoholism, per se, does not constitute misconduct. It is being under the influence of alcohol and the consequences thereof that amount to misconduct.

Dealing With A Drunk Employee

Dealing With A Drunk Employee

The unfortunate appearance of drunkenness on duty does not only happen during the “silly season.” Employers often call for advice on how to deal with an employee who is drunk on duty. The first thing to be done is to get proper evidence.

Fixed Term And Fixed Purpose Employment Contracts

Fixed Term And Fixed Purpose Employment Contracts

A Fixed Term Employment Contract has a specific time period, with dates known to the employee. A Fixed Purpose Employment Contract is used when an employer wishes to employ someone for a specific purpose, and it is difficult to determine how long it will take the employee to complete the project or task.

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.