Sexual harassment policies should be made mandatory for every medium and large Maltese business, the Nationalist Party has proposed.
PN MPs Ivan Castillo, Graziella Attard Previ and Darren Carabott recently launched a bill that would make it mandatory for businesses which employ over 49 workers to publish a workplace sexual harassment policy.
These policies will be given to workers along with their contract and will be available upon request.
The MPs went on to propose that government authorities lead by example and publish policies for businesses to use as models.
“According to reports and local surveys by NGOs, one third of all sexual harassment cases at work aren’t reported to the police and this for a number of reasons, such as that victims don’t understand the process,” the MPs said.
Castillo told Lovin Malta that these policies will clarify the definition of sexual harassment and lay out the procedures and disciplinary action that can be taken when such cases arise.
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