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In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.



For free services you could engage with an organization such as or visit for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


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  • Friday 09h00-13h00.



Theft or Misconduct in the Workplace

In South Africa, dealing with theft or misconduct in the workplace involves clear procedures to ensure fairness and legal compliance. Here's a simple guide to understanding how it works:

  1. Definition:
    o Theft: This is the act of stealing company property, money, or other assets.
    o Misconduct: This includes a range of behaviours, such as dishonesty, violation of company policies, harassment, or any other inappropriate conduct that disrupts the workplace.
  2. Company Policies:
    o Every company should have a code of conduct and clear policies outlining what constitutes theft and misconduct, as well as the consequences for such actions. These policies should be communicated to all employees.
  3. Detection:
    o Observation: Theft or misconduct might be noticed by a supervisor, coworker, or through security measures like cameras.
    o Reporting: Employees are encouraged to report any suspected theft or misconduct to their manager or HR department. Anonymous reporting mechanisms can also be helpful.
  4. Investigation: o Once an incident is reported, the employer must conduct a thorough investigation. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing relevant documents or security footage.
    o Fair Process: The investigation must be impartial and thorough to ensure that all facts are considered.
  5. Disciplinary Action:
    o If the investigation confirms theft or misconduct, the employer must follow a fair disciplinary process, as outlined in the Labour Relations Act (LRA).
    o Notification: The employee must be informed of the charges against them and given an opportunity to respond.
    o Hearing: A disciplinary hearing is conducted where both the employer and employee can present their cases. The employee has the right to be accompanied by a representative.
  6. Outcomes:
    o Depending on the severity of the theft or misconduct, outcomes can range from a warning to dismissal. For serious offenses like theft, dismissal is often the consequence.
    o Right to Appeal: The employee has the right to appeal the decision if they believe the process was unfair or the punishment too severe.
  7. Legal Compliance:
    o Employers must ensure that the disciplinary process complies with South African labor laws to avoid unfair dismissal claims. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) can be involved if disputes arise.
  8. Prevention:
    o Regular training on company policies, a strong ethical culture, and robust security measures can help prevent theft and misconduct in the workplace.

In summary, dealing with theft or misconduct in the workplace in South Africa involves clear policies, a fair investigation, and a disciplinary process that complies with legal standards. This ensures that all actions are fair and just for both the employer and the employee.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Theft or Misconduct in the Workplace