France to become seventh country to ratify ILO Convention 190 against violence and harassment in the world of work

On 2 June, France’s Council of Ministers adopted a bill to ratify ILO Convention n°190 (2019), which seeks to eliminate violence and harassment from the workplace. As well as introducing a ban on such phenomena into law, it requires firms to implement prevention plans and training, as well as protection and compensation for victims (see article n°11188). If the bill is approved by the National Assembly, France will become the seventh country to have ratified the convention, after Uruguay, Fiji, Namibia, Argentina, Somalia and Ecuador. Unions in France have denounced a bill they believe only does the bare minimum.

Through . Published on 07 June 2021 à 16h17 - Update on 07 June 2021 à 16h17

How will the Convention be applied? According to a preliminary impact study produced by the government, ratification of the ILO Convention “does not require any changes to domestic labour law”. In particularly, the government report cites existing labour code provisions and the law of 5 September 2018,…

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