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ILO's Violence and Harassment Convention Enters into Force in El Salvador
New Legislation Enacted
Author: Jaime Solís, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global
On June 7, 2023, the International Labour Organization's Convention No. 190 (C190), known as the Convention to Eliminate Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, entered into force in El Salvador. The biggest changes that this convention brings are in the realm of the definition of harassment. Before June 7, 2023, the law defined harassment in the workplace as behaviors and practices that occurred repeatedly and systematically, whereas C190 allows unlawful harassment to be found when a single occurrence has taken place. Also, the convention instructs member countries who ratify it, to adopt legislation to combat discrimination and inequality in the workplace, particularly for vulnerable groups of individuals.