Restructuring / Retrenchment in Terms of Section 189 or 189 A / Unfair dismissals / Drafting Mutual Separation Agreements / Unfair Discrimination / Employment Equity in the workplace / Independent Contractors / Restraint of Trade issues / Attending at and representation of clients at Arbitrations / Chairing Disciplinary Hearings…
Drafting Of Contracts
Sale of Business / Sale of Shares / Mutual Separation Agreements / Co-habitation agreements and disputes / Employment contracts / Franchise agreements / Loan agreements / Service agreements / Retainer contracts / Sureties / Sale and lease of immovable and moveable property and disputes related thereto / Property disputes
General Litigation in Magistrate Court and High Court. All general litigation relating to contractual and lease disputes, Reviews in Labour Court, appeals in Labour Appeal Court, High Court employment related litigation such as enforcement of agreements and damages caused by breach of provisions.
Establishment And Expertise
Du Toit Attorneys and Specialist Labour Practitioners was established in 1999 by the Firm’s Director, Maria Du Toit.
Maria has a passion for the law and has extensive experience in various practice areas. The Firm specializes in Labour Law but does not limit itself to only Labour related matters.
There is a strong interaction between Labour Law and other areas of law, such as criminal law, law of contract and non-legal arenas, such as forensic accounting, which often comes into play in Labour Law matters. The Firm specializes in Labour Law and all of its facets.
The Firm prides itself on being able to address all of its Clients’ legal matters and providing a boutique service. Our Firm’s success is based on attention to detail, dedication to clients’ matters, regular progress reports and feedback, transparency and fair accounting practices.
Often the successful outcomes are secured by implementing tried and tested legal strategies.
Our client's name was cleared and her honour and dignity restored. It was indeed a pleasure to assist the Applicant in this process in order to ensure she received a measure of justice.
We drafted the Application and completed the referral form for him and succeeded in having Condonation granted. We thereafter settled the matter.
The matter was referred to the CCMA for an unfair dismissal. Conciliation failed and we referred the matter to Arbitration.
Our Firm was instructed to oppose the Condonation.
On the second day, after hearing only opening statements by the parties' respective legal representatives, the matter became settled.
Across South Africa
The Attorneys of the Firm do not limit themselves to Pretoria and have travelled as far as Cape Town in the past for mass retrenchments (S 189 and S 189A) and disciplinary hearings.
The Attorneys of the Firm travel to various CCMA Regional Offices and our Attorneys have appeared in Pretoria (Tshwane), Johannesburg, Nelspruit (Mbombela) and Witbank (Emalahleni) in Mpumalanga, Polokwane, Venda in Limpopo, Eastern Cape including Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, King William’s Town, Mauritius and East London. This list expands daily.
Frequently Asked Questions
On the whole no, however there may be certain instances where a Commissioner may award costs to a particular party.
You would refer the matter to the Labour Court for an Application to Review. It is strongly advised to engage the services of an attorney and an advocate to draft the necessary papers and appear in Court for your matter. You can seek legal costs in your Application if you are the Applicant, alternatively you can seek costs as the Respondent in the matter should you oppose the Review Application.
After lodging an internal grievance with your Employer and them failing to deal with it, you can thereafter refer the matter to the CCMA or relevant Bargaining Council as an unfair labour practice. It is advisable to have us assist you in this process so as to maximize the chances of being very successful in your matter.
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