n Without Prejudice - Incompatibility : employment law

Volume 13, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



South African law recognises 'incompatibility' as a fair reason to terminate the employment relationship. Incompatibility relates to the subjective relationship between an employee and both his fellow employees and employer within the workplace. More specifically, incompatibility pertains to an employee's inability or failure to maintain cordial and harmonious relationships with his employer and/or fellow employees. It is the employer that retains the prerogative to set the standards for harmonious interpersonal relationships in the workplace.

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