News from Kayan Feminist Organization

Position Paper: Sexual Harassment

In October, Kayan published “Sexual Harassment in the Work Place and the Responsibility of Employers.” This position paper provides information about laws prohibiting sexual harassment in Israel, identifies obstacles to their implementation and recommends ways in which existing legislation can be amended. Specifically, Israel has passed a law requiring employers to appoint liaisons on sexual harassment issues. These liaisons are tasked with fielding complaints and giving recommendations to employers, but there are no specific qualification criteria for appointments, mechanisms for proper support of the appointees or penalties for non-compliance. Kayan has worked with appointees to articulate shortcomings in the law as well as identify opportunities to strengthen protections for women in the workplace. Recommendations include professional training for appointees, assurance of independent authority for appointees not derived from their employers and initiating an awareness-raising campaign.

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This entry was posted on November 1, 2010 by in Legal.
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