Dismissed at work without my month salary
I was recently dismissed at work because of some money R5400 that I took.My boss didn’t pay my month’s salary that I work for and he claimed his taking back the money i took from.he opened a case against me.Does he have the right to take my pay and not pay me for that month
Your question is received, thank you. You see, in a business, stealing by an employee can have a huge negative effect on productivity and more worse if it is a small business. However, to address your question appropriately, may I ask whether you were also dismissed following the theft incident? If yes, was there a disciplinary inquiry? And, were you arrested after your employer opened the criminal case?
Amended by author 7th January 2018, 17:29
Sorry for the delay.
My answer to your question “Does he(employer) have the right to take my month’s pay towards the money I took?”, is that NO, he has no such right. However, he can if you give him consent in writing do so, or there is a court order empowering him to do so. The CCMA has jurisdiction in this regard and you should approach the Commission. Thank you.