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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

9. Confidentiality


9.1 Employers and employees must ensure that grievances about sexual harassment are investigated and handled in a manner that ensures that the identities of the persons involved are kept confidential.


9.2 In cases of sexual harassment, management, employees and the parties concerned must endeavour to ensure confidentiality in the disciplinary inquiry. Only appropriate members of management as well as the aggrieved person, representatives, alleged perpetrator, witnesses and interpreter if required should be present in the disciplinary inquiry.


9.3 Employers are required to disclose to the complainant, the perpetrator and/or their representatives, such information as may be reasonably necessary to enable the parties to prepare for any proceedings in terms of this code.