COVID-19 and my rights as employer
With the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, it is important for employers to know that their rights are still valid and enforceable in the workplace. South Africa’s working environment is highly regulated and employers often feel that they are pulling at the shortest end. However, employers must realise that they have many rights in the workplace, but also the responsibility to enforce these rights.
Employers can claim the following rights:
Employees’ fiduciary obligation to continuously act in the employer’s best interest
Fixed standards in terms of quality and quantity
Implementing clear rules in the workplace
- Policies are not underwritten by labour law and the employer should draft his own rules in the workplace. These rules must be reasonable.
- A procedure is a fixed of official way to handle or deal with a situation. Procedures are put in place to inform employees and employers about the necessary steps to be followed when a specific incident occurs.
Applying discipline in the workplace
Restructuring due to operational requirements
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