Sexual harassment - key international standards
Below are select introductory materials on business and sexual harassment. Further reports from a wide range of sources are in the sexual harassment section of our site.
- Key reports & guidance
- Key international standards
- Concerns, company responses & non-responses
- Positive steps by companies
- Lawsuits regarding sexual harrassment
Key reports & guidance
Research Study on Workplace Sexual Harassment [PDF], AWARE Sub-Committee on Workplace Sexual Harassment, Singapore 2008
Boom Time Blues: Big oil's gender impacts in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Sakhalin [PDF], CEE Bankwatch Network & Gender Action, May 2006
Key international standards
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: article 23
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: General Recommendation 19
Concerns, company responses & non-responses
The Resource Centre invites companies to respond to allegations of misconduct. Below are examples of allegations and company responses regarding access to water. We also indicate when a company has not responded.
Positive steps by companies
Lawsuits regarding sexual harrassment
Related stories and components
Author: Deutsche Welle
"Sexual harassment on the rise in German workplace: study", 25 October 2019...
La división de servicios medioambientales de la empresa FCC ha firmado con los sindicatos UGT y Comisiones Obreras un Plan de Igualdad para el periodo 2008-2012. El acuerdo...afecta a unos 35.000 trabajadores y trabajadoras de la compañía y es el...
March 8, International Women's Day: Fight Sexual Harassment, Anti-Union Aggression at PepsiCo Poland
Author: IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations)
...[T]he case of 8 victimized women workers [at PepsiCo's Frito-Lay snack food plant in Grodziesk] – all union members – is being heard [in a Warsaw court] in an ongoing legal process. These women, who were victims of, or witnesses to, sexual...
Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)
The eight women workers who were fired or forced to resign in connection with sexual harassment by a supervisor are still being victimized at PepsiCo's Frito-Lay plant near Warsaw. Although the perpetrator of the alleged crimes remains imprisoned, the...
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