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Amended Basic Conditions of Employment Act

by lloyd last modified 2008-05-27 13:44

26. Protection of employees before and after birth of a child

as amended by the
Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, 2002, Contract Cleaning Wage increase, and  Domestic workers wage increase 1 Dec 2007

Chapter 3 : Leave

26. Protection of employees before and after birth of a child

(1)           No employer may require or permit a pregnant employee or an employee who is nursing her child to perform work that is hazardous to her health or the health of her child.  [The Minister must issue a Code of Good Practice on the Protection of Employees during Pregnancy and after the Birth of a Child in terms of section 87(1)(b).]

(2)           During an employee’s pregnancy, and for a period of six months after the birth of her child, her employer must offer her suitable, alternative employment on terms and conditions that are no less favourable than her ordinary terms and conditions of employment, if—

(a)          the employee is required to perform night work, as defined in section 17(1) or her work poses a danger to her health or safety or that of her child; and

(b)          it is practicable for the employer to do so.

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