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My employee can’t read or write

Q: I’ve heard that a strictly applied zero tolerance policy is legal. Is there anything I need to watch out for?

I own a small retail store. One of my biggest headaches is theft, which has a big impact on my bottom-line. What concerns me is that I suspect one or two of my staff members may be helping themselves to stock, but I haven’t yet been able to prove it. I’m thinking of implementing a…

Can an employee be dismissed for a minor transgression based on a zero tolerance policy?

South African labour law recognises that it is sometimes necessary for a company to implement a zero tolerance policy. This is especially so where the policy is in place to counter what would otherwise be a serious risk to the Company. But that doesn’t mean that the company can act with impunity. So, can a…