Wie dra die onus om ontslag te bewys en wat is die betekenis daarvan?

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Deur Rizelle Botha

Die onus om te bewys dat ʼn werknemer om watter rede ook al ontslaan is, rus vir die doeleindes van die Wet op Arbeidsverhoudinge (No. 66 van 1995), op die werknemer. Sodra die werknemer bewys het dat ʼn ontslag wel plaasgevind het, verskuif die onus na die werkgewer om te bewys dat die ontslag om ʼn regverdige en erkende rede was en dat ʼn regverdige en billike proses gevolg is.

“Onus” beteken in hierdie konteks dat, indien die werkgewer ontken dat ʼn werknemer ontslaan is, die werknemer bewyse moet bring om te bewys dat hy of sy wel ontslaan is.

Die bewyslas in alle aangeleenthede onder die Wet op Arbeidsverhoudinge berus “op ʼn oorwig van waarskynlikheid” en nie “bo alle redelike twyfel” soos in die geval van strafsake nie.

 

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