Criminal Law

Safe Spaces Act in the Workplace; Gender-Based Sexual Harassment

Safe Spaces Act was enacted on April 17, 2018 or Republic Act (R.A) 11313 The law gives life to the policy of the State to value dignity  of every human person and guarantee full respect for human rights. Also, to recognize the role of women in nation-building and ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men. It also recognizes that both men and women must have equality, security and safety not only in private, but also on the [...]

Smoke-Free Environment – Executive Order No. 26

Smoke-free refers to air that is 100% free from tobacco smoke. This definition includes, but is not limited to, air in which tobacco smoke cannot be seen, smelled, sensed or measured. Below is the Executive Order issued by the administration of President Duterte for your reference: EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 26 PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SMOKE – FREE ENVIRONMENTS IN PUBLIC AND ENCLOSED PLACES             WHEREAS, the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines declares that the State shall protect and promote [...]

Age Requirement In Employment Application Is Illegal; Violator Can Go To Jail

Discrimination of applicant or employee in employment by reason of age is prohibited by R.A. 10911. It shall be unlawful for an employer to: Print or publish, or cause to be printed or published, in any form of media, including the internet, any notice of advertisement relating to employment suggesting preferences, limitations, specifications, and discrimination based on age; Require the declaration of age or birth date during the application process; Deny any employment application because of the individual’s age; Discriminate against an individual in [...]

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