Trustees of retirement funds need to be cautious when dealing with employers who withhold the retirement benefits of employees who, on resignation or dismal, get accused of stealing from or defrauding their employer.

The office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator (PFA) has seen a number of these cases and in almost all, funds have failed to balance the competing interests of the employer and the member, Naheem Essop, a senior legal adviser at the PFA, said in a recent webinar hosted by the Institute of Retirement Funds...

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