Wednesday, 15 September, 2021

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Do’s and Don’ts of Retrenchment

About this talk

Many companies are experiencing severe cash flow difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns imposed by the government. In order to survive, employers may be forced to retrench their employees as they restructure their businesses to adapt to the current economic crisis. Join us for this online talk in which our speakers will explain what needs to be considered by employers in a retrenchment exercise and the court’s approach in deciding whether the retrenchment exercises amount to unfair dismissal. The talk will be delivered over video conference using You can either view the talk from your web browser or download the Zoom app.

Talk Points

  • Understanding retrenchment
  • Retrenchment process done properly
  • Process flaws resulting in unfair dismissal
  • Court’s approach to retrenchment


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