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NedbankFin24 reports that Nedbank says the former human resources executive fired for alleged racism and dishonesty almost five years ago is challenging a recent Labour Court ruling that sanctioned the bank’s actions against her.

Anele Makhosazana Mpungose was dismissed by Nedbank in May 2019, following misconduct allegations that ranged from describing black employees as lazy and incompetent to abusing an employee benefit to buy a BMW for an associate at a preferential interest rate. Mpungose challenged her dismissal at the CCMA, which found that her dismissal was substantively fair She then applied to the Labour Court (LC) for the arbitration award dated 23 October 2020 to be set aside. However, the LC dismissed Mpungose's application on 19 February, saying Nedbank had proved her dismissal was fair and reasonable based on the available evidence. Nedbank has now advised: "The ex-employee has filed for leave to appeal the judgment of the Labour Court granted in Nedbank's favour. Nedbank is opposing the application for leave to appeal. Nedbank has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination. We expect all our employees to refrain from such conduct as it undermines dignity, breaks down trust and creates a hostile or intimidating environment." Mpungose was employed at Nedbank from 1 May 2005 as executive head for human resources in group risk and remained there for 14 years until her dismissal. The LC papers show she faced a range of misconduct allegations dating back to 2014.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Garth Theunissen at Fin24
  • Lees ook, Nedbank mág bestuurder afdank oor rassistiese uitlatings – hof, by Maroela Media

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