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Workplace Harassment – Persons Liable and Damages Payable under the Protection from Harassment Act 2014

Ravi Chandran

(2015) 27 SAcLJ 286

The recently enacted Protection from Harassment Act offers greater protection against harassment as compared to the position before. While the said Act covers both criminal and civil liability, this article focuses on the latter and seeks to examine the persons who may incur civil liability and the principles that may apply to damages awarded. While the main focus of this article is on harassment that takes place in a workplace, the principles discussed may also apply to other contexts.