Several employees of the Spar and Food Lovers Market in Hartbeespoort's Sediba Plaza have accused one of the managers and the owner of assault and abuse.
Chris Giannakopoulos, the owner of the businesses, is alleged to have physically assaulted and verbally abused a female employee in the latest case at the Food Lovers Market store while the manager stands accused of sexual assault.
An employee, Memory Mupundu, 26, has since opened a case of common assault alleging that Giannakopoulos assaulted her on Friday last week.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone confirmed a case of common assault was being investigated, adding that the police have also established two other cases of sexual assault have been opened.
"No arrest has been made at this point as we have decided to investigate the three cases to get all the facts so it can be taken to court for conclusion," said Mokgwabone.
Giannakopoulos refused to comment about the allegations, opting to repeatedly hang up the phone when Sowetan contacted him.
According to Mupundu, Giannakopoulos was angry at the manner in which his employees were cleaning his newly opened Food Lovers Market store.
Mupundu said Giannakopoulos had punched her on the face in front of two managers, adding that she was working as a cash office administrator at the Food Lovers Market.
She said on the day of the assault, Giannakopoulos had arrived at the store at about 7am and started to verbally abuse the staff who were on duty.
"He then walked into the cash office where he found my float [cash drawer] on the table and accused me of preparing to take the money with people from outside," she said.