STRIKE FOR STRESS: Why are workers still willing to go on strike when the odds of scoring real financial gains are stacked against them? The annual wage negotiations and “strike season” will unfold again in the next few weeks. It’s generally understood that the main reasons workers go on strike are to secure…
Patrick co-founded Tokiso Dispute Settlement (Pty) Ltd in 2000, the largest private dispute resolution agency in the country, where he was full-time CEO for six years. He is a highly skilled and experienced labour negotiator, mediator, arbitrator and facilitator. He is a commercial mediator, coach and assessor, accredited by CEDA (UK). He also serves as Acting Judge of the Labour Court.
He is the co-author of the Labour Relations Handbook, published by Juta, and has been a regular host of the Labour Line on Talk Radio 702. Patrick established Deale Attorneys to focus on the opportunity to improve and build successful South African business relationships, in partnership with business clients.
Deale Attorneys is a specialist labour & commercial mediation firm with offices in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal.
We have significant experience in partnering with clients to resolve legal disputes and comply with legal complexities so they can grow their businesses successfully.
We take a real interest in your business to understand what makes it tick. With small firm operating costs and big firm experience, we can offer our clients a more personal service at reasonable rates.
We advise and represent business owners, employers, state institutions and senior individuals on a wide range of labour law and commercial dispute resolution issues.
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LABOUR LAW IN A NUTSHELL November 2018 COLLECTIVE MISCONDUCT: What’s the difference between collective and derivative misconduct and why is it important to distinguish between them? PRASA Case PRASA had to pay a high price for failing to make the distinction after it fired 700 employees for derivative misconduct. They suspected NTM members for burning...
WEED AT WORKWhat should employers do about cannabis in the workplace? Employers may be wondering what to do about employees who want to exercise their newly acquired rights as adults to – “…use or cultivate or possess cannabis in private for his her personal consumption”. Constitutional Court The Con-Court has thus declared that it’s perfectly...
DOUBLE DIPPING: Can an employee claim compensation for unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination in the same case?
DOUBLE DIPPING: Can an employee claim compensation for unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination in the same case? The Labour Court recently confirmed that the two types of claims can indeed be made in the same case. The case concerned an employee who was dismissed by ABSA for gross misconduct. An internal enquiry had found her […]