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Gay rights group says individuals are protected by the law

The Gay and Lesbian Network says teachers and other professionals can seek immediate assistance.

A rainbow flag, representing equality for members of the LGBTI community. Picture: Stock.xchng.

JOHANNESBURG - Gay rights groups say LGBTI professionals should familiarise themselves with the various steps they can take if individuals are discriminated against in the workplace.

A teacher in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal was barred from teaching for close to four years, allegedly because the school did not want pupils to be taught by a gay man.

The Education Department has since ordered Intshisekelo secondary school to allow 36-year-old Sandile Ndaba to continue his duties while it investigates the matter.

The Gay and Lesbian Network says teachers and other professionals should seek immediate assistance when being discriminated against in the workplace.

The organisation's Anthony Walderhousen says, "They are protected by the law and also the constitution so the teacher could take them to the CCMA or the labour court if need be."

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