Barry Botha Breytenbach

The employer’s responsibility in workplace harassment

This article will briefly discuss the common law option available to employees who are exposed to a form of discrimination in the workplace, specifically sexual harassment and the employer’s failure to adequately address the issue.  The focus of the discussion will be on a recent High Court case, Phil-Ann Erasmus v Dr Beyers Naude Local […]

What is harassment according to the law?

The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (“the Act”) was enacted to recognise that domestic violence is a serious social evil. Because there is a high incidence rate of domestic violence within South Africa and victims of domestic violence are among the most vulnerable members of society, the Act seeks to afford the maximum protection from domestic abuse that the law can provide. The Domestic Violence […]