You thought you followed due process and amicably parted ways with a former domestic worker only to receive out of the blue a Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) arbitration award notification to reinstate the domestic worker and pay to pay the worker a sum of money for the period the domestic worker has not been in your employment.
What do you do? In a post on my blog on sectional title matters I answer the question in detail. Important: don't wait, you only have 14 days to submit an application, unless a good reason exists for having being withheld - CCMA Rule 9(3)(b) in particular.
It is further important to note that the CCMA Award should not have been a surprise in that CCMA Rule 18(3) specify that the CCMA must refuse to accept a referral document without evidence of service. Furthermore you should have received notice of hearing and the Commissioner must make sure that you had been properly notified: CCMA Rules 6 & 30(2).
Revised: 21 September 2010