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The CCMA is a dispute resolution body that was established in terms of section 112 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA). It’s aim is to promote fair practices in the workplace, and help resolve disputes between employers and employees. Do you want to take your unfair dismissal to the CCMA? Scorpion Legal Protection describes what types of unfair dismissal situations the CCMA handles.
The CCMA has jurisdiction over unfair and automatically unfair dismissals, but if a bargaining council exists for your industry, you must take your matter to them. Not all industries have a bargaining council, but many do. You can view the list of bargaining councils that have been accredited by the CCMA here.
We describe the kinds of dismissal situations that you can take to the CCMA below.
Unfair dismissals under section 186(1) of the LRA include where:
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* This is only basic advice and cannot be relied on solely. The information is correct at the time of being sent to publishing.
Date added: 1 June 2021
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