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Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997)

Chapter Five : Termination of employment

39. Employees in accommodation provided by employers


(1) If the employer of an employee who resides in accommodation that is situated on the premises of the employer or that is supplied by the employer terminates the contract of employment of that employee—
(a) before the date on which the employer was entitled to do so in terms of section 37; or
(b) in terms of section 38,

the employer is required to provide the employee with accommodation for a period of one month, or if it is a longer period, until the contract of employment could lawfully have been terminated.


(2) If an employee elects to remain in accommodation in terms of subsection (1) after the employer has terminated the employee's contract of employment in terms of section 38, the remuneration that the employer is required to pay in terms of section 38 is reduced by that portion of the remuneration that represents the agreed value of the accommodation for the period that the employee remains in the accommodation.