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FAWU & others v Amalgamated Beverages Industries Ltd (1994) 15 ILJ 1057 (LAC)

Where there is an assault by a group of employees and the perpetrators are not individually identified, dismissals may be justified when the only inference is that the employees were all present and either participated or supported the assault.

Foschini Group (Pty) Ltd v CCMA & others (2001) 22 ILJ 1642 (LC)

Even where an assault takes place away from the workplace, it can impact on work relationships in a damaging way, justifying dismissal.

SACTWU v HC Lee Co (Pty) Ltd (1997) 18 ILJ 1120 (CCMA)

Even where an assault takes place away from the workplace, it can impact on work relationships in a damaging way, justifying dismissal.

Tedco Plastics (Pty) Ltd v NUMSA & others (2000) 21 ILJ 2710 (LC)

An act of self defence against an aggressive act cannot reasonably be construed as provocation of a subsequent more violent provocation by the original aggressor.