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Latest items for ERBG-LAW-2

April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Trinidad and Tobago law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Trinidad and Tobago is not prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (145).
April 17, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Ugandan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Uganda is prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education but there is in employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (146).
April 17, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Turkish law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Turkey is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (146).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-LAW-2

"The law establishes sentences of… six months to two years for employers who discriminate against women in the workplace, but employees generally did not report such violations due to fear of employer reprisals" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 6:10 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Emirati law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in UAE is not prohibited. There is legislation not on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (147).
April 17, 2019, 5:47 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Ukranian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Ukraine is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not education. There are civil remedies, but not criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment (147).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"[Hong Kong] The law prohibits sexual harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status, and pregnancy. The law applies to both men and women, and police enforced the law effectively" (page 114). "[Hong Kong] The law and regulations prohibit employment discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnicity, disability, family status (marital status and/or pregnancy), sex, or disability. The law stipulates employers must prove that proficiency in a particular language is a justifiable job requirement if they reject a candidate on these grounds" (page 122). "[Macau] There is no law specifically addressing sexual harassment, unless it involves the use of a position of authority to coerce the performance...more
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

American law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in the United States is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are civil remedies but not criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment (148).
April 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

United Kingdom law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in the United kingdom is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (148).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"On August 24, the National Assembly approved a series of labor reforms for employees in the public and private sectors to prevent workplace harassment" (p. 33).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The penal code criminalizes sexual harassment and provides for penalties of one to five years in prison" (p. 23)
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal but remained widespread. Penalties for sexual harassment depend on the severity of the act and whether the harassment involved blackmail...The law provides that victims may follow the progress on their cases through a computerized system and information call center" (36).
April 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Uzbekistani law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Uzbekistan is prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (149).
April 10, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Uruguan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Uruguay is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties, but there are civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (149).
April 9, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Jordan law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Jordan is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Japan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Japan is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (100).
April 9, 2019, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Venezuelan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Venezuela is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (150).
April 9, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law does not require equal pay for equal work" (p. 11).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace and punishes it by fines or dismissal. The law establishes guidelines for the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as in student-professor relations, and provides damages for survivors" (p. 11).
April 8, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Two laws prohibit sexual harassment. The general penal code makes sexual harassment punishable by imprisonment for up to two years. The law on equal status defines sexual harassment more broadly as any type of unfair or offensive physical, verbal, or symbolic sexual behavior that is unwanted, affects the self-respect of the victim, and is continued despite a clear indication that the behavior is undesired. The law requires employers and organization supervisors to make specific arrangements to prevent employees, students, and clients from becoming victims of gender-based or sexual harassment. The law establishes fines for violations, but more severe penalties could be applicable under other laws" (p. 9).more
April 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Jamaica law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but the dismissal of pregnant workers in Jamaica is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Italy law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Italy is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Israel law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Israel is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (98).
April 7, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Ireland law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Ireland is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (98).
April 7, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Iraq law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but the dismissal of pregnant workers in Iraq is not prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties but no civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Iran law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Iran is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (97).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Indonesia law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Indonesia is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

India law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in India is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (96).
April 7, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Iceland law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Iceland is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (95).
April 7, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Hungary law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Hungary is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (95).