The Swaziland Government is experiencing employee litigation resulting in financial
and staff time costs. The study found that several underlying factors contribute to
labour litigation against the Swaziland Government, including the poor qualifications
of managers. The Swaziland Government is a public organisation with an objective of
providing public goods and services, of which service delivery is the most crucial
indicator for the successful implementation of public policy. The policy is
implemented by qualified officers, working under enabling procedures and
regulations. Organisational procedures are designed to establish organisational justice,
predictability and order. Deliberate or erroneous disregard of procedure results in the
perception of organisational injustice, driving employees to litigate. Effective
administrators conduct business within the law, and in terms of ethical behaviour.
Some managers and administrators acquire their positions not on merit, but due to
political connection, which presents as discrimination, resulting in employee
litigations. Due to procedural and legal barriers, the Government is not able to deal
with litigation cases as quickly and effectively as can the private sector. By means of
qualitative analysis, the study found that, to avoid employee litigation, the Swaziland
Government should establish administration and management recruitment and
promotion policies that are based on equity principles, enforce current procedures and
regulation of the human resource function to reduce the amount of litigation, and
design effective orientation and induction training to inculcate new set of attitudes and
values among the public administrators and managers to ensure professional conduct
of their duties, in a manner that does not lead to employee litigation. The findings of
the study are important for the development of guidelines for the public administrators
and managers in dealing with human resources issues. The designing of training
content for the administration and management cadre is critical in mitigating
incidences of employee ligation, with it eventually coming to save the Government
from financial wastage.
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