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Following from the October/November 2018 cover story of BusinessBrief - Politics and Unions: Is workplace disruption for political gain criminal? and the footnote contained in the article, the Labour Court gave a detailed judgement on the issue.
Mobbing is ‘bullying on steroids’, a horrifying new trend where a bully enlists co-workers to collude in a relentless campaign of psychological terror against a hapless target. (This is different to flash mobbing in a workplace which can be a form of a strike where employees do something collectively to draw attention to an issue).
When political parties begin to take over the roles of Trade Unions, there is cause for great concern in the progress of South Africa’s new democracy. The EFF, long a disrupter in the South African political landscape, has recently turned to workplace disruption.
Cities all around the world are becoming job creating entrepreneurial hubs in their own right thanks to a rise in digital connectedness and spaces for like minded people to work in stimulating environments.
South Africa’s apex court has ruled on the issue of the use, possession and cultivation of cannabis by adult persons in private.
There are strong ties between stress, mental illness and substance abuse, with each of these influencing the other to some degree.
Sexual harassment in the workplace may have serious implications for the employer extending beyond bad publicity, to the possibility of financial liability for the conduct of its employees. Employers beware that he who acts through another is deemed to act himself – even in cases of sexual harassment.