Proposed amendments to an act intended to promote equality and prevent discrimination could have a significantly detrimental effect on companies, the conservative liberal lobby group the SA Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says.

The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Bill has a deadline of June 30 for written submissions. It proposes extending the scope of the prohibition of unfair discrimination and introducing joint and several liability for a company where this is committed by a worker, employee or agent. The intention is to make a case of discrimination easier to prove...

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