Better support for the victims of violence and harassment
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% of harassment cases are still not brought to justice.
The convention will tackle several subjects such as redefining in a more audacious way the notions of “violence” and “harassment”, supporting a broad definition of the word “worker” or advocating for a more englobing notion of “workplace”. The convention also recognizes the consequences of domestic violence in workplaces situations.
Supporting the adoption of the convention is fully aligned with L’Oréal’s values. The Group is committed to respecting internationally-recognized human rights and, as a responsible corporate citizen, wants to make a positive contribution. In 2008, L’Oréal launched a Speak Up policy for whistleblowing, so that every employee can draw attention to any breach of ethics within the organization. In 2018, the Group developed an inter-company program to combat violence inflicted on women in Europe:OneInThreeWomen. In France, the Group created #StOpE, a joint commitment by 30 companies to fight against casual sexism within companies.
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> See the definition of "violence at the workplace" used by the ILO