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Name: Employment Act 1982 (Cap 47:01) (Act 29, 1982).
Country: Botswana
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1982-11-30
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, Extraordinary, Supplement A, 1982-12-29, pp. A135-A221 (DOC.NORMES;INFORM)
ISN: BWA-1982-L-842
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=842&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Government Gazette, Extraordinary, Supplement A, 1982-12-29, pp. A135-A221 (DOC.NORMES;INFORM)
Act as amended to 1992, 2002, Employment (Chapter 47:01), Government Printer, Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, pp. 1-87 (DOC.NORMES)
Act on-line Act on-line Government of Botswana PDF of Act as amended to S.I. 27, 2008 PDF of Act as amended to S.I. 27, 2008 (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2014-07-30)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Government e-Laws, Botswana PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 10 of 2010 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 10 of 2010 (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2015-02-18)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to repeal and replace the Employment Act in order to amend the law relating to employment, to make comprehensive provision therefore and to provide for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith. Inter alia, Part III: Contracts of Employment; Part V: Recruitment; Part VI: Forced labour; Part VII: Protection of wages; Part VIII: Rest periods, hours of work, holidays, etc.; Part XI: Employment of children and young persons; Part XII: Employment of females; Part XVI: Determination of minimum wages.

In 2010, the Act was amended by the Employment (Amendment) Act 2010 (Act No. 10 of 2010). The Act introduced changes to section 23 concerning restrictions of the grounds upon which an employer may terminate the employment contract by adding sexual orientation and health status (including HIV/AIDS status) as prohibited grounds of discrimination. It also introduces a new section 23(e), which provides more general protection against discrimination.
23(d) the employee's race, tribe, place of origin, social origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, colour, creed, health status or disability; or
23(e) any other reason which does not affect the employee's ability to perform that employee's duties under the contract of employment.
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