I am aware that by law,If I am absent on...

Asked by Anonomouse on 23-06-2023 06:58:44
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape

I am aware that by law,If I am absent on a Friday or Monday from work I am supposed to provide a doctors note,but I am 93% sure that that rule is not being enforced at my work place due to my boss' secretary stating it,There was an incident where my boss asked me to make him coffee (beans very expensive ) he literally said Jy make me cofffee, I was eating a sandwich containing ham at the time so I asked him if I could do it after I've had my sandwich(he is Muslim).His response was You know what leave It you've extremely disrespectful and he said careful the road is long,there were witnesses.If I can get proof or proof can be demanded by law that I have been singled out do I have a discrimination case ?

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 23-06-2023 08:49:25

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Based on what you've explained, I do not see any grounds for a discrimination case. 

Yes, your boss was probably quite rude towards you about 'demanding' that you make him coffee, and then telling you to just leave it, but I do not think that this amounts to any sort of unfair labour practice or discrimination.

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This answer was accepted on 21-08-2023 16:30:34

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