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Apr, 2022

ILO Convention 190

On April 4, 2022, the Decree approving Convention 190 of the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) on violence and harassment in the workplace (“Convention 190”) was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation.

Convention 190 recognizes the right of all people to a world of work free from violence and harassment. This international instrument establishes the first internationally agreed definition of violence and harassment in the world of work, defines a common and clear framework to prevent
and address violence and harassment based on an inclusive approach.

“Violence and harassment” at work are integrated by unacceptable behaviors and practices, or threats of such behaviors and practices, whether manifested once or repeatedly, that aim at, cause or are likely to cause physical, psychological, sexual or economic harm, and includes gender-based violence and harassment. Such as, physical and verbal abuse, harassment and intimidation, sexual harassment, threats and stalking, as well as abusive work practices that give rise to psychosocial risks and dangers.

The C190 protects all individuals in the world of work, including:

  • employees as defined in national law and practice;
  • all people who work, whatever their contractual situation;
  • trainees, including interns and apprentices;
  • workers who have been laid off;
  • volunteers;
  • job seekers and job applicants;
  • people who exercise the authority, functions or
    responsibilities of an employer

A Collective Bargaining Agreement, can include, within its provisions, the regulatory framework and protection against violence and harassment, so that companies must consider it. in your labor relations strategy.