- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
- Grant Amount $30,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2015–December 31, 2016
- Location Johannesburg, South Africa
- Geographic Focus South Africa
About this grant
The Casual Workers Advice Office was established in 2011 to give free legal advice to workers who have been dismissed or face other labor violations by their employers. Unfair dismissals constitute over 70 percent of its casework, followed by nonregistration of workers for unemployment insurance, wage-related problems, and underpayment of wages or nonpayment of overtime. Past support allowed the grantee to advise and support workers whose labor rights have been violated, conduct research into factors that inhibit women from asserting and defending their labor rights, and offer free advice on labor rights. The advice office also trained community-based advice offices on labor laws and supported them with difficult labor cases. This grant increase will assist the Casual Workers Advice Office to produce educational materials to raise awareness about new labor rights, train workers on the new rights, and to provide legal assistance to workers who want to claim their rights.