MALAWI:   EMPLOYMENT ACT, 2000                                                     MALAWI SDNP
forced labour
4.  (1) No person shall be required to perform forced labour. 
     (2) Any person who exacts or imposes forced labour or causes or 
           permits forced labour shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a 
           fine of K10,000 and to imprisonment for two years. 
Anti-discrimination 5.  (l) No person shall discriminate against any employee or 
          prospective employee on the grounds of race, colour, sex, language, 
          religion, political or other opinion, nationality, ethnic or social 
          origin, disability, property, birth, marital or other status or family 
          responsibilities in respect of recruitment, training, promotion, terms 
          and conditions of employment, termination of employment or other 
          matters arising out of the employment relationship. 

     (2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any provision, programme 
           or activity that has as its object the improvement of conditions of 
           disadvantaged persons, including those who are disadvantaged on 
           the grounds enumerated in subsection (1). 
      (3) Any person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an 
            offence and liable to a fine of K 1 0,000 and to imprisonment for two 

 Equal pay  6. (1)  Every employer shall pay employees equal remuneration 
           for work of equal value without distinction or discrimination of any 
           kind, in particular, on basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, 
           political or other opinion, nationality, ethnic or social origin, 
           disability, property, birth, marital or other status or. family responsi- 

     (2) Where a violation of subsection (1) is alleged, the employer 
           shall bear the burden of proving that there was no violation. 

Remedies for 
mental nghts
 7. Where a complaint alleging infringement of rights contained in this Part 
      has been proved, the Court shall make such order as it deems necessary 
      to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Part, including an order 
      for reinstatement of an employee, the restoration to him of a benefit or 
      advantage and an order for the payment of compensation.