Can KPMG employees sue the company for job losses?

With audit firm KPMG in hot water over what has been described as "unethical" and immoral" conduct, the question remains: What about its employees?

The company employs about 3 400 people whose future with the company is looking very bleak.

Can they sue the company for putting their lives and future in jeopardy?

Labour lawyer Bradley Conradie says employees can approach the high court with proof that the company has indeed led to their financial challenges, compromising their well being.

So this would be a claim which will typically go to the high court. The employees will have to quantify what the damages are and they would have to say, due to the conduct on the part of the employer they have ended up in the position that they find themselves in and suffered serious damages.

Bradley Conradie, Labour Lawyer

Nothing stops them from doing that but the question is whether or not they will be successful.

Bradley Conradie, Labour Lawyer

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