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news shutterstockEWN reports that a suspended Topbet employee has yet to hear from her employer since she and her colleagues spoke out about being violated at the company‚Äôs Germiston branch.  

Eyewitness News on Monday revealed how a group of 20 female staff were strip-searched by a manager who wanted to identify a person accused of leaving menstrual blood in the communal toilets.  Following backlash, the gambling company has now sacked the branch manager responsible for initiating the search.  While Topbet has confirmed a decision to suspend one of the women who accused the manager of violating her, the company has insisted that she was not being punished for blowing the whistle on the abuse.  In a statement, management expressed gratitude to the complainant for bringing it to their attention.  The company added that the suspension was only temporary, but gave no indication of when she would be able to return to work.  However, the employee has not heard from Topbet since her suspension last month.

  • A short report by Kgomotso Modise is at EWN
  • Read too, Topbet employees recall strip search ordeal at work, at SowetanLive

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