Code of Good Practice
On 20th August 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour published the Draft Code of Good Practice on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (Draft Code) for public comment.
The Draft Code is intended to address the prevention, elimination and management of violence and harassment that pervade the world of work, and provides for:
Treatment, care and support
Programmes, training and awareness
Procedures in managing violence and harassment
Monitoring and evaluation
The Draft Code provides seven key principles to guide the conventionalisation and implementation strategies to prevent and eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work:
Duty to remove all form of unfair discrimination
Safe working environment
Violence and harassment are unacceptable
The Draft guidelines highlight the main forms of violence in the world of work, referencing both emergent threats, such as cyberbullying and online violence, as well as traditional forms of violence and harassment in the workplace such as sexual and gender-based violence and harassment, racial and ethnic violence and harassment, bullying, discrimination, mobbing and intimidation.