oa De Jure - Cancer employees and the right to fair labour practices in terms of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 - research

Volume 52 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2225-7160



Cancer is a medical condition that affects all of mankind and does not take into account the race, religion and socio-economic position of a person. The effect of cancer on people living with this medical condition goes beyond physical and psychological distress. This is because persons living with cancer experience discrimination in the workplace due to cancer and this affects the employment status or position of cancer employees. Cancer employees if they are not dismissed from work their working conditions is in most instances unbearable due to the unfair labour practices they experience at the hands of employers and fellow employees. Awareness about cancer in the workplace is encouraged and championed in this contribution as one of the measures to eradicate unfair labour practices that are experienced by cancer employees in the workplace.

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