Hi in November 2020 we were notified by ...

Asked by Cindy on 27-09-2021 12:03:48
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape

Hi in November 2020 we were notified by our employers that we wil be going thru a retrenchment process and in March the retrenchment did happen on the 31st they used the LIFO process and me being the last one in i was retrenched. I had no bad feelings towards them and understood the position the company was in as im in healthcare and the business is a old age home we lost a lot of resistance due to covid and they did indeed pay me out everything that was owed to me.My problem is during the meetings the employers had with us the employees there was a verbal promise and agreement that when they need someone to come and relieve in someone's place when sick or off they wil only call the retrenched people and also when they rehire people they will hire us back first so what i want to know is what is my rights and what can i do if they do not hold by that promise and agreement that were made infront of witnesses seeing as it's was not give in writing do i have any rights or a proccess that i can follow that binds a verbal agreements 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 29-09-2021 19:50:27

Hi there,

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Unfortunately, I don't think that you will be able to hold them to that promise because I don't think that it was given as "an agreement", but rather as "we hope to call on the retrenched people".

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