Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Dignity of the Worker: Sexual Harassment

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The issue of sexual harassment at work became a public concern originally in North America, which led to administrative regulations and judicial recognition that sexual harassment is part of sex discrimination and thus condemned under relevant anti-discrimination acts or regulations. This chapter first considers the position of International Labour Organization (ILO) and then measures taken by the European Union (EU). Under Article 2 of the Treaty of Amsterdam, which entered into force on 1 May 1999, equal treatment between men and women became an explicit objective of the Community. At the international level, the role of the ILO and the EU is, as in other labour issues, to set minimum standards, offer guidance and procedures, and prod governments into action. Monitoring of governments' action in the ILO system is done by requiring both periodic reports on the implementation of a Convention and a review by an intergovernmental committee.

Keywords: European Union (EU); intergovernmental committee; international labour organization (ILO); sexual harassment



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    From ILO Standards to EU Law — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation