Posted by: Les | 2009-03-17

Please help

We have had to dismiss a prospective nanny for our daughter. She worked for us from 12 Jan 2009 to 6 March 2009. After numerous requests to supply us with her ID (in order for us to register her), she had failed to do so. During this time she also proved to be tardy, staying out of work on Mondays especially and causing us agony and unnecssary stress in our own work. She also used terms like "  suga"  to our 6 month baby, which made us uneasy as we knew what it meant.
We advised her that she must not return to work due to the lack of identification and punctuality issues.
She ranted and raved and told us she is going to sue us...
Please advise if she has any legal grounds to do this on - we could never enter contract because we basically never knew her.

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It appears that you've unfairly dismissed your prospective domestic worker. You need to have a proper disciplinary hearing before this is done. She can go to the CCMA for damages.

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