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Kerry Fredericks


Location: Johannesburg

Tel: +27 11 535 8444

Fax: +27 11 535 8544



Kerry Fredericks is a Director and advises in the Employment practice areas. She specialises in employment law; health and safety law; and commercial employment. Kerry advises on various pieces of legislation; namely the Basic Conditions of Employment Act; the Labour Relations Employment Act; the Skills Development Act; the Employment Equity Act; the Unemployment Insurance Fund; and on compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. She holds an LLB  from the University of Pretoria.

Years of Experience: 10 years

  • Employment
  • Sustainability
  • Employment law
  • Health and safety law
  • Commercial employment


inter alia

  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Labour Relations Employment Act
  • Skills Development Act
  • Employment Equity Act
  • Unemployment Insurance Fund
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
  • BSc (Microbiology) (University of Pretoria)
  • LLB (with distinction) (University of Pretoria)
  • 2012: Candidate Attorney, Werksmans
  • 2014: Associate, Werksmans
  • 2018: Senior Associate, Werksmans
  • 2021: Director, Werksmans
  • The Legality of Locking out Non-striking Employees: The Perspective of the South African Labour Appeal Court (March 2016) in the International Labour Rights Case Law (Law Journal)
  • Consequences of Racism in the Workplace and Society (February 2016) in The Cape Times Business Report, The Star Business Report, The Mercury Business Report, The Pretoria News Business Report 
  • Understanding the Employment Services Act (November 2015) in The Times Legal (and online publication) 
  • Extension of the Employer's Rights to Lock Out, Affirmed (July 2015) in The Times Legal (and online publication) 
  • Locking Out Non-Striking Employees (July 2015) in The Times Legal, Without Prejudice Magazine (and online publication) [Link to Article available upon request]
  • As ever the case in SA, delicate lines in Labour Law (February 2013) in Without Prejudice Magazine