EMPLOYMENT / LABOUR

Herold Gie’s Employment and Labour Division provides the full spectrum of legal services in this complex and ever evolving field of law. Our specialist legal team has the expertise and experience to render advice in the proactive management of all aspects of the workplace environment. Combining decades of experience in employment law, our attorneys ensure that our clients receive comprehensive advice on all aspects of employment relationships. As seasoned litigators, our Employment Law team is geared towards serving the needs of both employers and employees, and regularly provides representation and advice in the following areas:

    • Restraint of trade
    • Confidentiality
    • Bonuses
    • Performance reviews and management
    • Termination, including executive dismissals
    • Independent contracts and outsourcing
    • Drafting of employment policies, procedures and codes of conduct
    • Advice with regard to the sale and transfers of businesses, mergers, acquisitions and liquidations
    • Conducting health and safety compliance audits
    • Disciplinary hearings
    • Unfair labour practice disputes
    • Restructuring, reorganisation and retrenchments
    • Negotiation and drafting of collective agreements
    • Labour Court, High Court and CCMA litigation, including interdicts, reviews, appeals and constitutional challenges
    • New business establishment and compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
    • Unfair discrimination, employment equity and affirmative action issues and disputes
    • Whistle blowing
    • Access to information issues
    • Related tax support

Mediation and Arbitration
We have a team of trained mediators and arbitrators to advise and assist on all disputes.

Who to speak to:

Shekesh Sirkar
Chairman
Shekesh Sirkar

Chairman

BA LLB (UWC)
EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC LAW
Shekesh joined the firm in 1999, was admitted as an attorney in 2000. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

+27 (0)21 464 4806
Herold Gie, Wembley 3, 80 McKenzie St, Cape Town, 8001
Richard Brown
Director
Richard Brown

Director

BA (UCT) LLB (UWC)
EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC LAW
Richard was admitted as an attorney in 1996 and joined the firm in 1999.

+27 (0)21 464 4722
Wembley 3, 80 McKenzie St, Cape Town, 8001
Karin MacKenzie
Director
Karin MacKenzie

Director

B Mus; M Mus (UCT) B Proc; LLB (Unisa), LLM (UCT)
PENSION AND PUBLIC LAW
Karin was admitted as an attorney in 1995 and as an advocate in 1998 and joined the firm on 1 March 2009.

+27 (0)21 464 4716
Wembley 3, 80 McKenzie St, Cape Town, 8001
Zikhona Ndlebe
Associate
Zikhona Ndlebe

Associate

LLB (UWC)
EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC LAW
Zikhona joined the firm in 2015 and was admitted as Ndlebe obtained her LLB-degree through the University of the Western Cape and graduated in 2014.

+27 (0)21 464 4700
Jaimé-Lee Jacobs
Associate
Jaimé-Lee Jacobs

Associate

LLB (UWC)
EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC LAW
Jaimé-Lee joined the firm in 2015 and was admitted as an Attorney on 03 February 2017.

+27 (0)21 464 4700
Wembley 3, 80 McKenzie St, Cape Town, 8001