Attorney tackles sexual harassment in the workplace
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Kwame Gordon has outlined the need for the removal of sexual harassment in the workplace. A partner at Samuda & Johnson Attorneys-at- Law and a recognised expert in employment law, Gordon was speaking at the recently held Employee Engagement Conference hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation.
Gordon explained that currently there is no existing legislation which specifically speaks to sexual harassment, however; a Bill was tabled in July 2019.
The Bill, in its current draft, seeks to impose various duties on an employer, such as initiating a workplace policy which details how sexual complaints may be lodged; issuing a policy statement against sexual harassment (for workforce of over 20 people); and dealing immediately with such cases when they arise, a release has said.
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