Our client, an employer (Respondent), went through a retrenchment process whilst the employee (Applicant) was on maternity leave. The employee referred an unfair dismissal dispute to the CCMA, but the referral was late.
Our Firm was instructed to oppose the Condonation.
The Condonation was refused. This matter is a fine example of our Firm easily representing either party, be it an employer or employee and being able to better do so because it has knowledge of both perspectives and is better able to predict the strategy followed by the opponent.