resignation

How “Immediate” Can a Resignation Without Notice Be

The legalities behind resignations and notice periods have been a source of confusion for employers. Often, employers are unsure whether the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (BCEA) takes precedence over the explicit terms of a contract of employment. Employers may also be uncertain about the implications of a resignation letter with the [...]

2024-06-24T09:48:48+02:00June 20th, 2024|Resignation|Comments Off on How “Immediate” Can a Resignation Without Notice Be

I can’t take this anymore; I’m out of here!!

Our previous article, "So, are you staying or going?", discussed the factors to consider when evaluating whether an employee resigns without confirming their intention in writing. The courts have held that the employee must prove a clear and unambiguous intention not to go on with the contract of employment by words or conduct that would [...]

2022-11-24T09:31:44+02:00November 24th, 2022|Resignation|Comments Off on I can’t take this anymore; I’m out of here!!

So, are you staying or going?

A contract of employment can end at the employer’s instance, in the form of a dismissal, or by the employee in the form of a resignation. Although a written resignation is preferred, sometimes the employee refuses to confirm their resignation in writing. Under these circumstances, determining whether the employee has resigned can create confusion for [...]

2022-11-23T09:59:07+02:00November 23rd, 2022|Resignation|Comments Off on So, are you staying or going?

The Impact & Challenges that a Company Faces when an Employee Leaves

One of the difficulties an employer may face in business is staff turnover, which can lead to a loss of operational capacity and skills needed to perform a business's functions, ensuring productivity. Continuity is essential for the effective operation of a business. It may cost an employer time, effort, and money to find a new [...]

2022-10-31T12:09:44+02:00October 31st, 2022|General|Comments Off on The Impact & Challenges that a Company Faces when an Employee Leaves

What documents do I need to complete when an employee leaves?

When a contract of employment is terminated, there are various processes that the employer needs to implement. Aside from the internal processes such as removing the employee from the payroll system, disabling passwords and accounts and collecting company assets, there is the processing of documentation such as the certificate of service, the employee's UI-19 and [...]

2022-10-24T09:07:40+02:00October 24th, 2022|Contracts, Dismissal|Comments Off on What documents do I need to complete when an employee leaves?

Does resigning after being notified of disciplinary action constitute a constructive dismissal?

Employers are often faced with a scenario where an employee, who is due to be subjected to a disciplinary hearing, elects to resign with immediate effect. This has proven to be a contentious issue in the past, with many employers finding themselves forced into accepting resignations- particularly in instances where they would elect not to. [...]

2022-03-11T14:05:43+02:00March 11th, 2022|Resignation|Comments Off on Does resigning after being notified of disciplinary action constitute a constructive dismissal?

Resignation by an employee as a method to avoid Disciplinary Measures

It is trite that a resignation is a unilateral act by an employee that does not require the employer’s acceptance. The employment contract usually makes provision for notice periods that an employee must work subsequent to him resigning. If a contract of employment does not make provision for the notice period that must be worked, [...]

2021-04-14T09:51:29+02:00April 14th, 2021|Resignation|Comments Off on Resignation by an employee as a method to avoid Disciplinary Measures

The Effect of a Resignation on the Employment Relationship

A resignation in terms of South African law is described as a unilateral termination of a contract of employment by an employee.   In some instances, employees elect to resign when a better position becomes available, family responsibilities change or when an employee wishes to pursue another career opportunity altogether. In other instances, employees elect [...]

2020-10-14T14:45:22+02:00October 14th, 2020|Contracts|Comments Off on The Effect of a Resignation on the Employment Relationship

The effect of resignation prior to a disciplinary hearing

An employee has the right to resign and tender his or her resignation at any time, provided that the resignation does not place the employee in breach of contract.   An employee who resigns in order to avoid a disciplinary hearing from taking place must remember that upon tendering a letter of resignation, the contract [...]

2020-02-07T10:01:52+02:00February 7th, 2020|Resignation|Comments Off on The effect of resignation prior to a disciplinary hearing

Constructive Dismissal

A further form of statutory dismissal is the termination of the contract of employment by the employee with or without notice or leaving employment due to unfair pressure, unreasonable instruction or unbearable conduct on the part of the employer. […]

2017-10-11T11:23:20+02:00January 14th, 2016|Dismissal, Resignation|Comments Off on Constructive Dismissal
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