The Ministry of Employment recently introduced a bill aiming to implement parts of the tripartite agreement on combatting sexual harassment in the workplace, but the 1 November general election means legislative progress is currently on hold.
The Board of Equal Treatment has heard two complaints about whether it was contrary to the Anti-Discrimination Act to refuse to employ candidates with a disability. In the first case, the Board found that the company had met its duty to accommodate; in the other case, the company had not.
An employer was held liable for not preventing and dealing with an employee’s sexual harassment of another employee and for dismissing the employee when she informed the employer of the sexual harassment.
The Government and social partners have entered into a tripartite agreement on sexual harassment to support a cultural change in this area.