Employment references: Practical guidelines to avoid delictual liability - De Rebus

By Martie Bloem - The high unemployment rate in South Africa (SA) has the inevitable effect of high numbers of job applications in different employment sectors. The fact that there are currently more prospective job applicants than employment opportunities, often has the result that employers are inundated with applications by job seekers who do not meet the specific minimum requirements or falsely claim that they do. It is for this reason that employers have become wary of appointing an employee without a reliable reference.