Dissecting Labour Case Law in 2021
Mastering Labour Law in a professional environment is beneficial for both employer and employee.
Through the use of labour laws, employers can create a peaceful relationship with their employees, which can help them reach their goals and create a positive work environment. Before these laws were enforced, workplaces were often rife with violations which is why the implementation of case law is relevant today.
UKZN Extended Learning (UEL) hosted a webinar on Case Law Update: What’s new in Labour Law? on 11 May that offered insight into UEL’s Certificate in Labour Law and Certificate in Advanced Labour Law programmes. Recent labour case law and its implications for the work environment were discussed. The cases covered women’s vulnerability in the labour force, sexual harassment and misconduct, unfair discrimination and dismissal and intimidation.
Labour laws help to prevent or minimise employee dissatisfaction. They can also be used to resolve disputes and provide guidelines when dealing with employees. These laws are designed to protect the rights of employees and ensure that workers are treated respectfully. Sound knowledge of labour laws protects employees and the organisation and can improve productivity and the quality of outputs. Recent precedents that were set due to COVID-19 were also discussed.
The webinar was favourably received by delegates. Mr Mfumaneko Mzondi commented: ’As a second-year student at the University of South Africa I found this webinar relevant to me and I wanted to learn from an expert on how to go about dealing with labour disputes.’
UEL is offering a mid-year sales promotion for any programme commencing in May or June 2021. Delegates who register for the Advanced Labour Law programme set to take place on 21 June will qualify for a 50% discount on the programme fee!
For more details on this offer, please click here.
Words: Nkosingiphile Ntshangase