Last Wednesday we celebrated Human Rights Day, which commemorates those peaceful protesters who lost their lives in Sharpeville in 1960. Today South Africans have the right to demonstrate peacefully, as is granted by Section 17 of the Bill of Rights, which forms part of the Constitution. But what rights do South Africans have when it comes to seeking work or when employed or employing staff?
Here are the questions on the rights of South Africans in regard to employment which we will be discussing in today’s chat:
Q1. What rights should jobseekers have when it comes to applying for jobs?
Q2. What are your rights as an employee?
Q3. What does your employer have a right to expect of you?
Q4. What additional rights do you think the government could grant jobseekers and workers to ensure that they are treated fairly?
If you have any answers you’d like to share, please start your answer with A1, A2, A3 or A4 and end with #JobAdviceSA so that we can all see and share.
The questions will be posted every 15 minutes starting at 4pm. We know this is a very exciting, but please don’t jump ahead.