Barry Botha Breytenbach

The employer’s responsibility in workplace harassment

This article will briefly discuss the common law option available to employees who are exposed to a form of discrimination in the workplace, specifically sexual harassment and the employer’s failure to adequately address the issue.  The focus of the discussion will be on a recent High Court case, Phil-Ann Erasmus v Dr Beyers Naude Local […]

What are fair grounds for dismissal regarding off-duty misconduct?

With looting and violence severely impacting certain parts of South Africa in June 2021, many businesses are facing great challenges on various fronts. In light of the recent civil unrest, many employers have been faced with the question as to whether they are entitled to dismiss their off-duty employees for their participation in the looting and violence. In most […]