The Employers Association for Tourism and Safari Operators has warned employers against terminating employee contracts without the following labour laws following the recession being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The Chronicle reports.
The association said companies risked being sued after sanity is restored. EATSO President Clement Mukwasi said:
Our industry is besieged and undergoing torturous conditions as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus in our source markets. We are all undergoing very difficult and extra ordinary times as businesses but we hope that we will go past this pandemic with all our assets and human resources intact.
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Make sure you follow all labour laws where you need to terminate contracts or cut salaries and incentives for your teams. Please check all the leases, service level contracts and any other agreements that you have with different institutions and ensure that you understand your rights and obligations that emanate from the vis majeure clause, defined as act of emergency, and ensure to get advice from registered legal experts.
Mr Mukwasi’s remarks come amid reports that some employers are terminating contracts of their employees due to the pandemic while others have cut their employees’ salaries in half.
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