Streaming issues? Report here
Pippa Hudson 2019 1500 BW 2 Pippa Hudson 2019 1500 BW 2
Lunch with Pippa Hudson
13:00 - 15:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
See full line-up
Lunch with Pippa Hudson
13:00 - 15:00

Can you walk off the job if you feel unsafe? Can they force you to stay at home?

12 May 2020 12:23 PM

Certified healthy - but they still won't allow you back at work? Labour lawyer Jeremy Crawford explains your rights.

Companies should base their Covid-19 policies on official advice from the Department of Health.

What if your employer won’t let you work?

Say a colleague of yours tests positive for the coronavirus – you went into quarantine and tested negative, yet your company orders you to stay away.

What are your rights in this regard?

Refilwe Moloto asked Jeremy Crawford (a labour lawyer at Crawford and Associates) about the rights of workers (e.g. those being urged to stay away from the office for longer than required by the government, and those who feel unsafe at work).

Employers may ask for a [Covid-19] test pre-entry back into the workplace. It would be reckless not to do so…

Jeremy Crawford, labour lawyer - Crawford and Associates

It becomes the employer’s responsibility [if an employee can’t afford a Covid-19 test] …

Jeremy Crawford, labour lawyer - Crawford and Associates

There’s no onus on customers. What the filthiest thing in a restaurant? The menu!

Jeremy Crawford, labour lawyer - Crawford and Associates

Casual and permanent workers have the same rights as far as this is concerned…

Jeremy Crawford, labour lawyer - Crawford and Associates

You’ve got to put some onus on the employee… if employers aren’t providing [protective] equipment, then you should do so, and claim that… Take it up with the employer directly and immediately! Say it’s an ultimatum… it could be a strikable issue.

Jeremy Crawford, labour lawyer - Crawford and Associates

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


12 May 2020 12:23 PM

Recommended

More from Covid-19 coronavirus explained

Food security hunger feeding 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

South Africa is an emerging epicentre of hunger – Oxfam

10 July 2020 3:39 PM

More people are likely to die from Covid-19-related hunger than the disease itself, warns Oxfam in its “Hunger Virus” report.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Rapid  test for antibody detection Covid-19 coronavirus antibody test 123rf

Covid-19 antibody test still very unreliable says UCT infectious diseases prof

10 July 2020 1:33 PM

Prof Mendelson says the SARS-CoV-2 antibody test is not the same as an HIV antibody test which is a far more reliable marker.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

bill-nye-screengrabpng

[WATCH] Bill Nye The Science Guy says wear a mask!

10 July 2020 10:26 AM

This is literally a matter of life or death exclaims Bill in his TikTok video that has had over 10 million views.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

171114grooteschuurhospitaljpg

Here's some good Covid-19 news...and let's face it, we need it

9 July 2020 4:13 PM

On Monday Groote Schuur hospital was able to discharge five patients from critical care after being treated on HFNO machines.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

scent-1jpg

Struggling to get your kids to wear their masks? Here's a possible solution...

9 July 2020 3:36 PM

Inventor Pam Gordon has come up with Fresh Scent Mask Freshness Spray to encourage kids to keep their masks on...

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

siya-kolisijpg

Are the Stormers - who selflessly put themselves in harm’s way - in quarantine?

9 July 2020 1:29 PM

"The Stormers are all getting tested," says John Goliath. "It’s fantastic that they do it, but there’s a risk involved."

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

household-bills-debt-expenses-money-finances-black-young-couple-worried-123rf

The payment holiday is over, now what?

8 July 2020 4:54 PM

Financial planner Sylvia Walker shares advice on what to do if you need your payment holiday to be extended due to Covid-19.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Woman and man wearing surgical masks 123rf 123rflifestyle covid-19 coronavirus

Here's what you need to know about airborne coronavirus

8 July 2020 4:17 PM

John Maytham speaks to UCT public health expert Prof. Landon Myer about the airborne transmission of coronavirus...

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

bone-marrow-biopsyjpg

Urgent call for bone marrow donors as SA registry is impacted by Covid-19 crisis

8 July 2020 3:53 PM

The SA Bone Marrow Registry is encouraging those who can to register to be a bone marrow donor and potentially save a life.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town CBD during lockdown Step Above

Weekday traffic in Cape Town still way below pre-lockdown levels

8 July 2020 3:03 PM

Traffic volumes on the N1, N2, N7 and M5 freeways were only at about 65% of normal levels by the end of June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward