This is an interesting question and there isn’t a short answer. Employers can dismiss employees without notice but there are only very exceptional circumstances where it is likely to be considered fair to dismiss an employee on the spot with no investigation or discipinary hearing. Continue reading
At some point in your life you have or will come across the term ‘Trade Unions’. At times, they tend to generate a great amount of media exposure. If you have a job, your employer might have mentioned them. They are an important part of the employment market.
What are Trade Unions?
A Trade Union is an organisation created by workers for workers. Its main aim is to protect interests of its members within the workplace.
All Trade Unions are independent of any employer. Instead, they aim to develop close relationships with employers or even create partnerships. Continue reading
You made it. The interview is over. You have been offered a job. You have read and signed your employment contract, also known as ‘Statement of Initial Employment’. If you have not received a copy, do not worry. Your employer has two months, starting from your first day, to give it to you. However, make sure you do ask for it! You never know when it will come in handy.