In a judgment with important implications for businesses in South Africa, the South Gauteng High Court has ruled that all parents, irrespective of gender, should be entitled to four months’ parental leave from their employers.
In Van Wyk v the Minister of Employment and Labour, Deputy Judge-President Roland Sutherland declared provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Law (BCEA) and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) unconstitutional.
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