L’Oréal supports first ILO convention on violence and harassment in the workplace

L’Oréal supports first ILO convention on violence and harassment in the workplace

L’Oréal has announced its active support of the International Labor Organization’s adoption of the first international convention on violence and harassment in the workplace, due to be debated in June.

The French beauty behemoth has put together a coalition of companies, including Kering and Sodexo, to support the creation of the convention.

“Gender-based violence and sexual harassment at work constitute a massive issue: nearly one woman in two is a victim of sexual harassment at work. However, in more than one country in three, there is no existing law to prevent this type of abuse, which represents an enormous legal gap for 235 million workers. And in the countries that do have a law, it is not always applied. Even in France, for example, 95 percent of harassment cases are still not brought to justice,” said L’Oréal in a press statement.

The convention will seek to redefine the notions of violence and harassment as well as put together a broader definition of the term ‘worker’.

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