Unfair/illegal treatment in the workplace
I have several complaints about my employer and I don’t know what to do. He seems to be getting away with murder in regards to the labour law.
There is clear nepotism in the workplace.
I am forced to work overtime without compensation.
My weeks are always in the region of 60hours.
I have been forced to work during my leave.
While several other employees may take leave whenever and as often as the like I am only allowed minimum leave once a year.
I am verbally abused atleast once a week.
I don’t recieve a payslip, even if I ask.
None of us receive an irp5 even if we ask.
I know that I am not registered for UIF.
I am pretty sure there is tax evasion taking place.
Whenever I lodge a complaint I am told that I will do as I am told or I can go and work elsewhere.
Due to the extreme working hours my health, both physically and mentally has been suffering from it, but the last time I was sick I was told that I am sick too often even though I have taken minimal sick leave and earlier this year I worked for about a month with acute kidney infection.
Dear Paul R, From your submissions you have been treated unfairly and I advise that you immediately take your complaints to the Labour Department lodging your complaints with them for investigation and compensation if due. Of course you will be looking for new employment but at least you will have the satisfaction that the employer may have to revisit his labour relations policies.