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

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Amended Code of Good Practice on the Handling of Sexual Harassment Cases in the Workplace

10. Additional sick leave


10.1 Where an employee's existing sick leave entitlement has been exhausted, the employer should give due consideration to the granting of additional paid sick leave in cases of serious sexual harassment, where the employee, on medical advice, requires trauma counselling.


10.2 In appropriate circumstances, employers may give consideration to assisting with the cost of the medical advice and trauma counselling, where such amounts are not covered by any applicable medical aid scheme.