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Businesses are compelled to ensure that employees work in a safe environment and that workplace injuries are reported.

  1. Identify the Act that is applicable to the scenario above.
  2. Outline THREE actions that could be regarded as discriminatory, with reference to the Act identified in QUESTION 1.

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  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act 130 of 1993)
  • OR Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Act, 1997         (Act 61 of 1997).
Discriminatory actions

  • Employers who bribe/prevent employees from reporting the accident/injury.
  • Providing false information about previous serious accidents/occupational diseases/employee information.
  • Employers who do not contribute to the Compensation fund.
  • Employers who do not allow claims for injuries, discriminates against injured employees.
  • Employers that take too long to process claims/delay the claiming process.
  • Compensation that is set off against any debt of the person entitled to the compensation. 

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