Talita Laubscher

Talita Laubscher

Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 11 669 9522
E: talita.laubscher@bowmanslaw.com
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Talita Laubscher is a partner in our Johannesburg office Employment & Benefits Practice, and is an employment and data protection specialist.

With regard to employment, Talita regularly advises on the employment consequences of commercial transactions, dismissals and the drafting of employment contracts, policies and procedures. She is particularly interested in discrimination law and has published extensively in this field. It is the principle of fairness, and the careful balancing of rights, that drew Talita to employment law and she remains passionate about it.

Talita is also on the forefront of data protection developments and advises extensively on the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), which is now in force in South Africa.

She has B.Iuris and LLB degrees (both awarded cum laude) from the University of Free State and an LLM from the University of Emory, USA.

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Talita was the instructing attorney in one of the ground-breaking cases on second generation outsourcing.  One of Talita’s keen interests is law of unfair discrimination. Her exposure to foreign discrimination law (as a participant in the International Human Rights Training Programme in Montreal, Canada, in 1996 and later as a student of Employment Discrimination and International Law at Emory, USA) has equipped her with the ability to do comparative analyses and to find practical solutions to clients’ discrimination questions. She was part of the team who advised Business Unity South Africa on the amendments to the Employment Equity Act and the Regulations pertaining to equal pay which took effect in 2014.

Talita’s keen interest in human rights and, in particular, the right to privacy, naturally drew Talita to data protection matters. She and her team developed a POPIA Toolkit to enable employers to ensure compliance. Her expertise on data protection extends beyond the employment relationship, and she advises on all aspect of data protection matters.

The Covid-19 pandemic posed unique challenges to employers, and through Talita’s involvement with the work of Business for South Africa (B4SA), he provided extensive guidance to employers through the various Alert Levels. She was also intimately involved in the Nedlac processes, most notably the TERS benefit and advice pertaining to employers’ obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Directives. The issue of mandatory vaccinations in the workplace is a hot topic, and Talita and her team assist employers in developing their Workplace Plans to ensure compliance with the Directives, including matters of vaccination, where appropriate.

Talita has acted as a judge in Labour Court.   

Signature Matters


  • Chambers and Partners consistently ranked Talita in Band 4 for Employment law for the past four consecutive years (2018 to 2021).
  • Talita was recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2018 in the category Employment & Benefits: Labour & Employment.
  • Africa Employment Law Firm of the year – This was awarded in recognition of the Firm’s advice in the formation of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and its subsidiaries, a transaction in which Talita and her team was intimately involved.

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