A friend of mine has worked for a small ...

Asked by Anonymous on 28-03-2017 19:39:37
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Eastern Cape
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A friend of mine has worked for a small family business for roughly 4/5 years. The company is made up of employers who work in an office environment (mostly family members) and operations in the field (hired employees). If there is a dispute between an employee in operations against a family member in the office administration environment, the "HR" department sides with the family as it is their business, and the family signs their paycheck. A friend of mine recently got a job offer from a competitor and upon handing in his resignation, the administration called him in to a closed meeting and told him in no uncertain terms that if he resigned then four of his friends who also work in operations will be let go instead of renewed, as their contract is coming to a close. He has submitted to the business' demands. Is there anything he can do?

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