RA 7877 - Anti-Sexual Harassment Law
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro, Manila, on Monday, the twenty- fifth day of July, nineteen hundred and ninety-four. REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7877
AN ACT DECLARING SEXUAL HARASSMENT UNLAWFUL IN THE EMPLOYMENT, EDUACATION OR TRAINING ENVIRONMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Section 1. Title. ? This Act shall be known as the "Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995." Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. ? The State shall value the dignity of every individual, enhance the development of it human resources, guarantee full respect for human rights, and uphold the dignity of workers, employees, applicants for employment, students or those undergoing training, instruction or education. Towards this end, all forms of sexual harassment in the employment, education or training environment are hereby declared unlawful. Sec. 3. Work, Education or Training-related Sexual Harassment Defined. ? Work, education or training-related sexual harassment is committed by an employee, manager, supervisor, agent of the employer, teacher, instructor, professor, coach, trainer, or any other person who, having authority, influence or moral ascendancy over another in a work or training or education environment, demands, requests or otherwise requires any sexual favor from the other, regardless of whether the demand, request or requirement for submission is accepted by the object of said Act. (a) In a work-related or employment environment, sexual harassment is committed when: (1)The sexual favor is made as a condition in the hiring or in the employment, re-employment or continued employment of said individual, or in granting said individual favorable compensation, terms, conditions, promotions, or privileges; or the refusal to grant the sexual favor results in limiting,...