Fadia Arnold

Fadia Arnold was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2011 after completing two years of article clerkship.

She obtained her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Labour Law, Organizational Psychology and Human Resources Management from The University of Cape Town in 2005 after receiving the prestigious entrance scholarship prize from The University of Cape Town for recognition of excellent matric results.

Fadia obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2009, also from The University of Cape Town. She was placed on The University of Cape Town’s Dean’s Merit List for excellent academic results and subsequently also acquired a Certificate in Commercial Arbitration from AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa) in 2014. She is also a member of exclusive International Golden Key Honour Society for excellent academic results obtained at The University of Cape Town.

Fadia's legal expertise lay in the employment and labour law arena and she has represented both employers and employees in numerous disputes spanning her career. Fadia has appeared nationwide in the Labour Court, CCMA and Bargaining Councils in respect of employment law disputes and has extensive experience in public speaking and lectures surrounding her areas of expertise.

Fadia writes regular articles and opinions for various legal and other publications and appears frequently on various radio and television channels as a guest host in respect of employment or other legal-related topics.

Fadia has worked at numerous law firms, most notably the well respected, top law firm Werksmans Attorneys as an Associate in their Employment Law Department, soon after after being admitted as an attorney.

Fadia is currently the Director of Arnold Law Legal Consultancy, a private legal consulting company she founded in 2020.

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Is polygraph testing in employment disputes reliable?

A polygraph test, or more frequently called a lie detector test is a test used to verify a person’s truthfulness via a series of questions posed to the individual undergoing the test. In short, a polygraph test records a number of different bodily responses …

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