Imraan  Mahomed

Imraan Mahomed

Director

Imraan Mahomed is a Director in our Employment Law practice. Imraan joined the practice in late 2020 having led a lateral team move. With almost 20 years’ experience, Imraan advises on all aspects of employment law ranging from transactions, litigation, regulatory to compliance matters impacting employment.  His input is also sought  regularly  by  the  media  on current labour law issues. He has acted as a judge of the Labour Court on various occassions. Imraan has vast experience in dealing with issues affecting employers in contentious and non-contentious matters and provides strategies at collective and individual level. He also advises across the continent and has been the lead attorney in various precedent setting cases.

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Imraan Mohamed joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Director in 2020 having led a team move after the restructure of the Johannesburg office of Hogan Lovells. He has practiced in the field of employment law representing business for close to 20 years. Imraan commenced articles at Deneys Reitz (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in 2001 and become a director in its employment department. He left in 2007 to join Routledge Modise to expand its employment law offering which firm at some point rebranded as Hogan Lovells and eventually Lawtons Africa. Imraan has also advised clients in various jurisdictions across Africa.

Imraan has vast experience in dealing with all issues affecting employers in contentious and non-contentious matters. He provides clients with effective strategies on all employment related matters, both at collective and individual level. He advises and does training across various industries. Imraan has a keen interest in post-employment restrictive law and has been the lead attorney in a number of restraint of trade disputes. Imraan regularly advises executive management on their strategic and business critical employment related issues.

Imraan has over the years also built an expertise which extends to dealing with business crime preemptively as well as where it becomes contentious in representing businesses. Imraan has also represented senior executives in director, shareholder and employee related matters and conducted numerous workplace investigations.  He has also advised across various industries on business restructures and strategies on managing union relationships as well as dealing with picket lines disputes and other forms of industrial action disputes. 

Imraan has been the lead attorney on a number of employment related disputes which are reported judgements of the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal. Imraan was also consulted and provided input on a precedent setting case on anti-discriminatory workplace conduct, which was heard in the Constitutional Court.

  • Chambers Global 2021 ranked Imraan in Band 2 for Employment and from 2014–2020 he was ranked in Band 3 for Employment.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2012-2021 recommended Imraan in labour and employment.
  • 2017 – 2019 Imraan was recommended in Who's Who Legal: Labour & Employment

Education

  • BCom LLB (cum laude), Nelson Mandela University
  • LLM (Labour Law), University of Johannesburg
  • Cer Adv Admin Law, University of Witwatersrand
  • Cert Pension Fund Law II, University of Witwatersrand
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2003
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council

Memberships

  • The South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW). Gauteng Chapter Committee member and member of the SASLAW national committee.
Can South African employers impose mandatory COVID19 vaccination policies
11 January 2021 Employment Law

Can South African employers impose mandatory COVID19 vaccination policies

Employment Law Director Imraan Mahomed joined eNews Channel Africa's Live at Lunchtime with Jeremy Maggs to discuss whether South African employers can impose mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies as a pre-requisite to return to work or as a precondition for employment.

Is 2021 bringing about a change? A consideration of mandatory vaccinations in the workplace
18 January 2021 Employment Law

Is 2021 bringing about a change? A consideration of mandatory vaccinations in the workplace

With businesses preparing to resume as near to “normal” operations, as is possible, and with the rollout of covid-19 vaccinations worldwide, it is unlikely that the government will impose a mandatory vaccination program across the country. The question of mandating inoculation within the employee population will therefore need to be determined by individual employers on a case by case basis. A decision to be made sooner rather than later.

Employment state of play
30 November 2020 Employment Law

Employment state of play

Employment Director Imraan Mahomed joined Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show on Talk Radio 702 to discuss the complexities of Treasury’s decision and commitment to cut the public service wage bill. The matter is before the Labour Appeal Court on 2 December 2020

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