Briefing 7.1
Creating inclusive and dignified workplaces, including safe spaces for reporting and effective mechanisms for seeking redress

1. Introduction

Summary of key points

  • Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations and NGOs increasingly recognize that sexual harassment needs to be addressed through workplace policies and complaints procedures, including the establishment of collective bargaining and sexual harassment complaints committees.
  • Workplace policies have a key role to play in preventing sexual harassment from occurring but also in providing effective remedies when a worker is victimized. Social dialogue is important.

This briefing looks further into the specific tools that can be used to embed policies and practices for workplaces free from sexual harassment, including:

  1. Human resources procedures and policies
  2. Sexual harassment policies covering complaints and redress
  3. Sexual harassment committees
  4. Setting up and running hotlines