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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

3. Sexual Harassment as a form of unfair discrimination


Sexual harassment in the working environment is a form of unfair discrimination and is prohibited on the grounds of sex and/or gender and/or sexual orientation3.



3 Section 6 of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 provides that no person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly against an employee in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family responsibility, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion. HIV status, conscience, belief, political opinion, culture, language and birth.