We recently employed someone to replace one of the guys in the office. So far he has been an absolute disaster. We have had clients phone in to complain about his behaviour with them; he has stepped on many toes in the office and has generally just made an incredibly bad impression on every one. Its not that he hasnt performed his duties but he has conducted himself very inappropriately whilst doing them.
My boss now wants to let him go but before that she has consulted with our lawyers to see where we stand. Apparently he could still take us to the CCMA if we dont follow certain procedures. I was under the impression that if one is still in a probation period you can be let go without much substantiated proof.
Is this true? What is the neccessary process to dimiss someone who is still on probation (he hasnt been with us for a full month yet)?
EDIT: Apparently we may even have to pay him out if we want him to leave immediately?