Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995

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Republic Act No. 7877, otherwise known as the "Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995", is a Republic Act declaring sexual harassment unlawful in the work, education or training environment. Its primary aim is the protection of the dignity of workers, employees, and applicants for employment as well as students in educational institutions or training centers.

This law defines work, education or training-related sexual harassment. It specifies the acts constituting sexual harassment and sets penalties for violations of its provisions. It also provides for the duties and liabilities of the employer in cases of sexual harassment.

Under this law, a victim of sexual harassment is not barred from filing a separate and independent action for damages and other relief aside from filing the charge for sexual harassment. Administrative sanctions are also not considered a bar for prosecution in the proper courts.

RA 7877 was signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on February 14, 1995.

References

  • Laws on Women: A compilation. Volume II. Manila: National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, 2000.

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