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Latest items for ERBG-LAW-2

June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"There are no laws against sexual harassment. Women’s NGOs reported that it was a common problem in the workplace" (p. 18).
June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The country does not have a law against sexual harassment. Sexual harassment has been effectively prosecuted using statutes prohibiting offensive language and behavior. Nonetheless, a 2010 Freedom House report on women’s rights in the Middle East indicated that female employees were discouraged from reporting sexual harassment for fear of losing their jobs and because social pressure places responsibility on them for 'proper moral behavior'" (Pg 14).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The penal code contains provisions under which some forms of sexual harassment of women may be prosecuted. The NGOCC stated it received many reports of sexual harassment in the workplace but expressed concern that stringent evidence requirements in courts of law prevented victims from litigating" (p. 18).
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The labor code prohibits discrimination in employment and occupation based on race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, language, HIV-positive status, sickle cells disease, or other communicable disease. The code prescribes increased penalties for persons engaging in discrimination and explicitly prohibits certain forms of sexual harassment. The code requires equal pay for equal work and provides benefits for persons with disabilities and the adaptation of jobs and conditions of employment. The government, in general, did not effectively enforce the law. The government neither adopted any regulations to implement the labor code nor took any actions to prevent employment...more
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment against women; however, there is no clear definition of sexual harassment under the law. Offenders are subject to a penalty of up to 15 days in detention, according to the Beijing Public Security Bureau" (53). "The Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests empowers victims to file a sexual harassment complaint with their employer, authorities, or both. Employers who failed to take effective measures to prevent sexual harassment could be fined" (54). "In June the Legislative Assembly [in Macau] passed a sex crime bill that amended the Penal Code to make sexual harassment a crime. Under the new law, police may take action...more
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law explicitly prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. Employees who leave their jobs due to sexual harassment may be entitled to legal “remedies available to an employee who has been unfairly dismissed.” The law against sexual harassment was not frequently enforced, but there were few public complaints about lack of enforcement" (Pg 14).
June 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits criminal 'quid pro quo' sexual harassment and authorizes penalties of up to B$5,000 ($5,000) and a maximum of two years’ imprisonment. There were no official reports of workplace sexual harassment during the year. Civil rights advocates complained that criminal prohibitions were not enforced effectively" (12).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"During the year a former head of the public tenders department of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing testified to parliament that the minister tried to fire her in 2016 for refusing to approve questionable tenders. She accused the minister of pressing her to approve tenders for certain companies with which he had ties, despite the fact these companies had not followed proper procedures. When the minister was not able to fire her, he renewed her contract for one year, then allegedly forced her into retirement" (28). "Parliament amended laws to set penalties for indecent touching and verbal harassment, but did not define or substantively strengthen protections against sexual...more
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, which is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment" (p. 11).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law provides a general definition of harassment, but it does not provide a legal sanction for it" (33-34).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes sexual harassment. Victims rarely reported sexual harassment. Penalties for those convicted of sexual harassment are at the discretion of the court. Police believed sexual harassment to be widespread in the workplace and elsewhere. The CGPU produced radio programs to raise public awareness of the problem" (p. 14).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The Ombud found that there is insufficient effective protection against sexual harassment for leased workers. The Act on Personnel Leasing was amended during the reporting period, which lead to stricter requirements for both the deploying and the receiving companies" (39).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"While the law states harassment is illegal and may be prosecuted in court, no specific punishment is prescribed, and authorities did not enforce the law" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law forbids termination of employment because of pregnancy or marriage" (p. 20).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law does not explicitly prohibit sexual harassment, but it is illegal for a male supervisor to coerce a woman who has a business or financial dependency into a sexual relationship" (26). "Laws and regulations prohibit discrimination with respect to employment and occupation based on race, gender, religion, and language" (34).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is a criminal offense carrying a penalty of up to three years’ imprisonment. The law prohibits sexual harassment, psychological violence, mistreatment, or unequal treatment in the workplace that causes 'another employee’s humiliation or fear'" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides that “employees shall not be subjected to harassment or other unseemly behavior,” and the government effectively enforced this provision. Employers who violate this law are subject to fines or prison sentences of up to two years, depending on the seriousness of the offense" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"No laws specifically prohibit sexual harassment, although the penal code criminalizes 'shameful' or 'immoral' acts" (36)
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides for sentences of three months to one year in prison and a fine of 300,000 to 500,000 CFA francs ($551 to $919) for conviction of sexual harassment; the maximum penalty applies if the perpetrator is a relative, in a position of authority, or if the victim is 'vulnerable'" (p. 18).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is unlawful and punishable by a fine of 2,329 euros ($2,790), six months’ imprisonment, or both. As of August the NCPE had not received any allegations of sexual harassment during the year. Women’s rights experts reported that sexual harassment at the workplace was 'rampant'" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The new labor code, which entered into force on January 1, obliges the employer to implement the principles of gender equality and nondiscrimination, which prohibit direct and indirect discrimination, and psychological and sexual harassment" (p. 20).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, but observers claimed that such cases were rarely investigated. On May 11, parliament amended the Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men to strengthen protection from harassment, including sexual harassment, for a person seeking employment" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not criminalize sexual harassment, but indecent sexual behavior toward another person is illegal and may be punished by six months to three years in prison. Victims rarely reported sexual harassment, and its frequency remained difficult to assess" (p. 16).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

montenegrin law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Montenegro 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 (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Mongolian law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Mongolia is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not education. There are civil remedies, but not crimial penalties for sexual harassment in employment (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The antidiscrimination law prohibits sexual harassment and treats it as a form of direct discrimination. Penalties for conviction may include fines, dismissal from work, or imprisonment for up to eight years. Police often delayed investigations until the perpetrator committed serious crimes, such as sexual coercion, rape, or other forms of physical assault. Offenders convicted of stalking may receive sentences of up to three years in prison"(p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides a maximum prison sentence of one year for conviction of sexual harassment" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Mozambique law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Mozambique is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Moroccan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Morocco is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Myanmar law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Myanmar 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 (117).