Death of the TES?

The Constitutional Court today handed down its eagerly anticipated judgment in Assign Services matter.

26 Jul 2018 1 min read Employment Alert Article

The focus of the case was whether the deeming provision in s198A(3)(b) of the LRA resulted in a “sole employment” relationship between a placed worker and a client of a TES or a “dual employment” relationship between the placed worker, client and a TES.

The Constitutional Court, held that section 198A must be contextualised within the right to fair labour practices in s23 of the Constitution and the purposes of the LRA as a whole. It found that for the first three months the TES is the employer and then thereafter the client becomes the sole employer.

The impact of this decision is far reaching.

CDH will publish a detailed alert regarding the judgment this afternoon.

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