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Dismissal Fair or Unfair?

Lack of Qualifications An employee can be fairly dismissed for lack of qualifications to do the job only if it was made clear in the employment contract or letter of employment  what  qualifications are required and the employee  does not have them or was employed under the false impression that he/she did have them. This […]

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Article – Pension Problem Ahead

First Published in the Trinidad Express on October 13th 2016 Pension Problem Ahead     Do you have your watch on? If you do, take a look at the second hand. Every second, you read this, you are ageing. One day you will be old. Except, of course, if you choose the alternative. Not everyone […]

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PMSL TIPS – Succession Management a Business Imperative

A couple weeks ago we started our tips series for HR Practitioners. One area that is constantly being called to question is, how can we provide a solid argument that Succession Planning must be considered as a business imperative? Here are some arguments that you can use to build your business case: Business Continuity: What […]

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Constructive Dismissals Commentary

When it comes to the question of what is called “constructive dismissal” there is a certain amount of confusion as what it means. Technically, constructive dismissal is when an employee resigns from a company because the employer’s actions in relation to her or to him amounted to a breach of the employment contract. This often […]

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Condensed Industrial Court Awards – Dismissals

In the series you will be able to identify what the Court regards –or has regarded over the years, as justified dismissals and what it has accounted as unjustified and why. We start with a judgement that came out in 2013 for misconduct. Two workers, a driver and a loader were dismissed for gross misconduct. […]

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