- The CCMA has ruled in favour of an employee who was fired by the EFF
- The employee claims her manager verbally and physically abused her
- The EFF, however, says they will appeal the ruling
The EFF in the North West has been ordered to pay a former employee for 11 months' worth of salary.
This comes after the CCMA ruled that the employee had been unfairly dismissed.
The EFF will have to pay the former employee, Maggis Klaas, R102 300 by the end of the month.
Klaas told the CCMA that she was fired because she did not greet her manager, who is the EFF's chief whip, Bungus Ntsangani. She also reportedly failed to move from the EFF's legislature office to the provincial office, despite being ordered to do so, according to The Sowetan.
However, Klaas also claims that Ntsangani verbally and physically abused her. They allegedly got into a physical altercation when Klaas refused to come to work early one morning. She has since laid criminal charges against Ntsangani.
Klaas says that the EFF took no disciplinary action against Ntsangani following the incident, Briefly.co.za has learned.
Partly as a result, the CCMA found that Klaas was entitled to compensation following her dismissal. The body said they considered the reasons the EFF gave for firing Klaas in their decision, as well as the length of time Klaas had worked for the party.
Klaas says she is relieved that the CCMA has ruled in her favour, but the EFF says they will appeal the decision.
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