The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to go virtual and some employers and HR professionals are finding performance management challenging when their employees are working from home.
Just cause dismissals are rarely straight-forward and should always be handled carefully by any employer. This is especially true for after-acquired cause,
Employers making dismissal decisions would be best served with employment contracts that grant flexibility in these circumstances with a properly drafted layoff clause. Why? Because the current pandemic has proven that we are not always as prepared as we think we are and must always be prepared for the unexpected.