n Without Prejudice - Retrenchments in Botswana : Africa

Volume 15, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Section 25 (1) of Botswana's Employment Act Cap 47:01 provides that where an employer terminates contracts of employment for the purpose of reducing the size of his workforce, he shall do so in respect of each category of employee, whenever reasonably practicable, in accordance with the principle commonly known as first in last out; provided that in so doing the employer shall take into account:

  1. the need for the efficient operation of the undertaking in question;
  2. the ability/experience, skill and occupations qualifications of each employee concerned.

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