Combatting sexual harassment in the workplace
Synonyms: Confronting emotional abuse at work
Context: Sexual harassment affects women more than men and is recognized as a form of sex discrimination. The segregation of women in jobs at the lower level of the occupational hierarchy tends to render them more vulnerable to this form of discrimination. Victims often suffer grave consequences, including stress-induced health problems, a deterioration in their work performance, the disturbance of their emotional life and even loss of their jobs. In many instances legal remedies do not exist or are inadequate.
Implementation: ILO produces guidelines in response to sexual harassment and advises on polices, regulations and programmes designed to counter it.
Subjects: Sex-related questionsWorkEmployment conditionsMaltreatmentConflict
Type Classification: F: Exceptional strategies