Compensation

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What is compensation in the workplace?

This is the money that an employer pays an employee who has experienced loss or suffering.

Who is entitled to compensation?

Any employee, regardless of their position, is eligible to compensation provided they have experienced loss or suffering.

What is the Worker’s Compensation Act?

This is an act in Botswana which requires that an employer pays an employee who has experienced a loss while on duty. The Worker’s Compensation Act says an employer must pay compensation to any employee who is incapacitated through a work-related injury or occupational disease. Employers are also required to take up an insurance policy to cover liability under the act.

Permanent and Partial Incapacities

  • Permanent Total Incapacity: Where the worker suffers permanent total incapacity; compensation is calculated at 60 times the monthly earnings multiplied by the percentage of incapacity. In no case shall the amount of compensation be less than P16, 000.00 or exceed P250, 000.00.
  • Permanent Partial Incapacity: Where the worker suffers permanent partial incapacity; compensation is calculated at 60 times the monthly earnings multiplied by the percentage of incapacity. In no case shall the amount of compensation exceed P200, 000.00.
  •  Fatal: In the event of death, the amount of compensation shall not be less than P8, 000.00 or exceed P200, 000.00.

 Conclusion

 It is wrong for any employer to fail to compensate their workers once they experience loss or damage during working hours. Workers are advised to seek court redress if employers fail to pay them for suffering.

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