Recently, the so-called Karin Law was approved, which will introduce modifications to the regulation on sexual harassment, labor harassment and violence in the workplace. The most relevant changes consist of:
- The definition of workplace harassment is modified, in the sense that the aggressive or harassing conduct need not be repeated to be considered harassment.
- The internal regulations must contain a protocol for the prevention of sexual harassment, workplace harassment and workplace violence.
- The obligation to include in the Internal Regulations procedures for investigation and sanctioning of complaints of harassment and violence at work (currently only required for sexual harassment) is added.
- Employers who are not obliged to draw up internal regulations must inform the employees of the prevention protocol and the procedure and sanction at the time of signing the employment contract, which must also be included in the Health and Safety Regulations.
The changes will become effective six months after their publication in the Official Bulletin. The bill is pending enactment and publication in the Official Bulletin.