The labour court in SA has upheld the dismissal of a pharmacist who gave exorbitant discounts, over-ruling a curious ruling in his favour by the CCMA
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A RECENT decision by SA’s labour court has left me wondering how some pharmacies stay solvent given the extraordinary discounts routinely offer to certain clients.
The case involves a pharmacist, Siyabulela Zulu, employed by Madeira Pharmacies at the start of 2010. Six years later, dismissed for misconduct related to the issue of high discounts, he referred an unfair dismissal dispute to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).