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Fingerprint biometrics - an employment law perspective
Thursday, August 13, 2009
With the advantage of technology, employers have the option of installing fingerprint scanners to monitor and track their employees’ activities in the workplace, and to monitor door entry and computer access.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Section 187 of the Labour Relations Act renders discriminatory dismissals based on grounds such as race, sex, gender, religion and age automatically unfair. This is in line with the general prohibition of unfair discrimination on these and other grounds contained in the Constitution and the Employment Equity Act.
Treating Like Cases Alike in the Workplace – the principle of consistency in disciplinary enquiries
Monday, October 16, 2006
One of the basic principles of natural justice is that two persons guilty of similar misconduct should be disciplined in similar ways. Applied in the workplace, this means that an employer must be consistent in the application of discipline and accordingly, where two employees have engaged in the same or similar misconduct, whether in the past or contemporaneously, they should be subjected to the same disciplinary action.
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