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Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998)

Chapter VI : General Provisions

61. Obstruction, undue influence and fraud


(1) No person may—
(a) obstruct or attempt to improperly influence any person who is exercising a power or performing a function in terms of this Act; or
(b) knowingly give false information in any document or information provided to the Director-General or a labour inspector in terms of this Act.


(2) No employer may knowingly take any measure to avoid becoming a designated employer.


(3) A person who contravenes a provision of this section commits an offence and may be sentenced to a fine not exceeding R30 000,00.

[Subsection (3) amended by section 24 of Act No. 47 of 2013]


(4) The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, amend the maximum amount of the fine referred to in subsection (3) in order to counter the effect of inflation.

[Subsection (4) amended by section 24 of Act No. 47 of 2013]