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28 March 2021

News365

Not wearing a mask or lying about your Covid-19 status could land you in hot water with your employer. Employers could take disciplinary action or dismiss employees who flout Covid-19 regulations outside of work.

If an employer could prove an employee had behaved recklessly, and by so doing endangered their co-workers, the company could take disciplinary action, according to Justin Hattingh, a senior legal advisor at Strata-g Labour Solutions.

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27 March 2021

MyPretoria

Employers can discipline employees who flout COVID-19 regulations outside of work, which could even result in dismissals says Justin Hattingh, Senior Legal Advisor at Strata-g Labour Solutions.

“While employers are obligated under the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Act to provide a safe and healthy working environment, staff members must also comply to those regulations and ensure that they assist the employer in keeping everyone at the workplace safe and healthy,” explains Hattingh.

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26 Maart 2021

Moneyweb

Adv Tertius Wessels – direkteur regsake, Strata-G Labour Solutions bespreek Covid-regulasies in ‘n artikel op Moneyweb deur Tinus de Jager.

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26 Maart 2021

Moneyweb

Adv Tertius Wessels – direkteur regsake, Strata-G Labour Solutions bespreek Covid-regulasies in ‘n artikel op Moneyweb deur Tinus de Jager.

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27 March 2021

IOL

Durban – You can be suspended or fired from work if you do not adhere to Covid regulations ‒ even outside of work hours.

This is because of the risk of causing severe illness or death to colleagues, or reputational damage to the company that employs you.

This week, the question over whether employers could dismiss employees for Covid-19 related conduct ‒ or misconduct ‒ away from the workplace and out of working hours, was raised by Strata-G Labour Solutions senior legal adviser Justin Hattingh, who said employees who flouted Covid-19 regulations could face being disciplined or even dismissed.

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27 March 2021

News24

Not wearing a mask or lying about your Covid-19 status can land you in hot water with your employer.

Employers can take disciplinary action or dismiss employees who flout Covid-19 regulations outside of work, an expert says.

Justin Hattingh, a senior legal advisor at Strata-g Labour Solutions, says that if an employer can prove an employee has behaved recklessly and that the person’s behaviour has endangered co-workers, it can take disciplinary action.

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23 Maart 2021

MyPR

Employers can discipline employees who flout COVID-19 regulations outside of work, which could even result in dismissals says Justin Hattingh, Senior Legal Advisor at Strata-g Labour Solutions.

“While employers are obligated under the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) Act to provide a safe and healthy working environment, staff members must also comply to those regulations and ensure that they assist the employer in keeping everyone at the workplace safe and healthy,” explains Hattingh.

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23 March 2021

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