Apr 7,2015 / News / Legal Brief

In Edcon v Steenkamp and others (JS648/13), the Labour Appeal Court found that dismissals which fail to comply with the specific peremptory time periods contained within section 189A of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, which deals with so-called ‘large-scale retrenchments’, do not render the dismissals null and void and of no force and effect.

The First and Third Respondents have now applied for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court. Werksmans Attorneys will provide additional updates on whether leave to appeal is granted as well as any further developments.