Good morningI am the financial manager for a company where the Director has a son who is also employed in the company. The son has his girlfriend as well as his future mother in law working in the same company. The mother in law reports to me. Discussions about me take place between the future mother in law and her daughter who then discusses with her boyfriend. Some of the issues discussed are not true. I have gone through a tremendous amount of stress and be threatened with warning letters as a result of arguments that have taken place between the son and the future daughter in law. There are no complaints about my work ethic, it is all personal. What are my rights and can you perhaps provide a reference to a labour lawyer that I may consult in the Johannesburg area.
Discussions with management regarding this but the problems persist.
Thank you for using just answer and this is difficult situation.
My first advice is a practical one, keep record via a diary of everything also ever time communication (verbal) send an email so that it is been placed on record. Do not draft an email in anger. rather re think every thing. It may sound silly but with family employees "his said she said" evidence always plays a role. This help saying i send and email
Your rights is difficult if an subordinate is going above your head you can give her warnings. She is not following rules (grievance procedure) and their for insubordinate. But you will need sufficient prove.
However i do suggest by deliver a grievance document stating that this is happening and that you are unfairly treated on this basis. The grievance procedure has to be followed to the letter. This will be place on record and will help you when that do try getting you fired.
We are not allowed to vouch for other attorneys on this website however do visit the link here under of the Law Society of the northern province to find a labor law attorney in your area.
I trust the answer is helpfull.
BProc, LLB and MBA
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