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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 7 : Domestic Worker Sector, South Africa

Part G : Termination of Employment

26. Accommodation on termination


(1) If the employer of a domestic worker who resides at the workplace or in other accommodation supplied by the employer terminates the contract of employment of that domestic worker before the date on which the employer was entitled to do so in terms this clause, the employer is required to provide the domestic worker 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 a domestic worker elects to remain in accommodation in terms of sub-clause (8) after the employer has terminated the domestic worker's contract of employment in terms of this clause, the employer may deduct for that period 10% of the amount the employer is required to pay in terms of this clause as the value of the accommodation.