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Sex-pest doctor loses ConCourt reinstatement bid, has R1m payout slashed

The court upholds earlier rulings and reduces his compensation to a third, saying it was ‘entirely too generous’

Cape Town bureau chief

A senior doctor who was unfairly dismissed for sexually harassing an intern has failed in a Constitutional Court attempt to be reinstated.

Charles McGregor’s visit to Constitution Hill in Johannesburg also rebounded on him when the justices slashed his compensation from six months’ pay, or R924,680, to a third of the amount.

“It is difficult to comprehend that Dr McGregor could walk away with almost R1m to be paid from a barren public purse,” said a unanimous judgment written by judge Sisi Khampepe...

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