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The law protects you from unfair retrenchment
Statistics South Africa's latest report for 2018 showed that unemployment rose to 27.2% – that's 6.08 million South Africans sitting without a job. And retrenchments are happening all the time, which is why it's so important to know and understand how the law protects you against unfair treatment from your employer. According to the Labour Relations Act, employers are not allowed to retrench workers without a valid, lawful reason; without consultation and without following a clearly defined process.
If you suspect you've been unfairly retrenched, you can lodge a claim with the CCMA, but you must do this within 30 days of receiving notice of retrenchment from your employer.
Know your rights as a worker so you can strike back legally!