Channel Chat – RETRENCHMENTS: IT IS IN THE “BEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY THAT AN EMPLOYER REMAINS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE”

RETRENCHMENTS: IT IS IN THE “BEST INTERESTS OF SOCIETY THAT AN EMPLOYER REMAINS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE” Employers do not have free rein to retrench employees who refuse alternative terms and conditions of employment.  Only where there is a genuine operational requirement for the retrenchment will such retrenchment not be automatically unfair. Yesterday the Constitutional Court ruled…