IMPORTANT LABOUR APPEAL COURT JUDGMENT ON RETRENCHMENT DISMISSALS: EDCON V KARIN STEENKAMP AND OTHERS

Friday, March 06, 2015
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The Labour Appeal Court has ruled that the failure by an employer to comply with the procedural requirements of section 189A(8) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) will no longer result in the employees’ retrenchments being declared to be unlawful and set aside. As you are aware, section 189A of the LRA stipulates a mandatory 60 day consultation process in the case of large scale retrenchments.

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