Tag - Sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment in a Nutshell

Republic Act 7877 or the “Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995” governs the cases of sexual harassment. In section 3 of the law, it provides that: “Section 3. Work, Education or Training- Related, Sexual Harassment Defined.—Work, education or training-related sexual harassment is commit ted by an employer, employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainor, or any other person who, having authority, influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work or training or education environment, demands, [...]

Obligation of Employer in Sexual Harassment Cases

The employer has the duty to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment and to provide the procedure for the resolution or prosecution of the offense. It shall be the duty of the employer or the head of the work-related, educational or training environment or institution, to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment and to provide the procedures for the resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts of sexual harassment. (R.A. 7877, Section 4.) In [...]

Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy – Sample Policies And Procedures In Compliance With Department Of Labor And Employment (DOLE) Requirements

Sexual harassment refers to behavior that is not welcome, that is personally offensive, debilitates morale and, therefore, interferes with work effectiveness. Such behavior may be in the form of unwanted physical, verbal or visual sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other sexually oriented conduct which is offensive or objectionable to the recipient, including, but not limited to: epithets derogatory or suggestive comments, slurs or gestures and offensive posters, cartoons, pictures, or drawings. The company will not tolerate any behavior that amounts to sexual harassment [...]

Sexual Harassment is a Dismissible Offense

Sexual harassment is an imposition of misplaced “superiority” which is enough to dampen an employee’s spirit and her capacity for advancement. It affects her sense of judgment; it changes her life. The post below is based on the book Guide to Valid Dismissal of Employees Second Edition. Sexual harassment is a relatively new act punishable both administratively and criminally. Imagine a situation where a boss solicits sexual favor from his subordinate in exchange for regularization or promotion. The situation screams of sexual [...]

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