Termination of an Employment Contract

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 A contract of employment can be terminated on the following grounds:

  • On expiration of the agreed period of employment
  • On completion of the specified task
  • By notice duly given by either party
  • By summary termination in the event of a material breach on the part of either party
  • By repudiation (to reject the value or authority of the employer or employee)
  • By mutual agreement
  • By death of either party
  • By the insolvency of the employer
  • By the supervening impossibility of performance, where either party becomes permanently unable to perform his/her obligations in terms of a contract

Note: A contract may not be terminated in the absence of a justified reason.

The LRA expressly recognises the following grounds for termination of the employment contract:

  • Misconduct on the part of the employee
  • An employee’s poor work performance and/or incapacity
  • The operational requirements of the employer

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