Gender Q and A

Q & A: Use of Non-Sexist Language

Since government officials and employees encounter gender issues everyday, the use of nonsexist language in preparing letters, memoranda and other communications will encourage us to make a conscious effort to avoid implicit and explicit discriminatory language against women and men. This, in turn, will help promote gender-sensitivity in the workplace.

Q & A: Solo Parent's Welfare Act and Parental Leave

RA 8972 or the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act provides for benefits and privileges to solo parents and their children. It aims to develop a comprehensive package of social development and welfare services for solo parents and their children to be carried out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as the lead agency, various government agencies including NSO and other related NGOs.

Q & A: Sexual Harassment Cases

R.A. 7877, an “Act Declaring Sexual Harassment Unlawful in the Employment, Education or Training Environment, and for other purposes” was approved on February 14, 1995 and became effective on March 5, 1995, fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Malaya and Times Journal on February 18, 1995. It is known as “The Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.”

Q & A: The CODI and Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases

CODI is the Committee on Decorum and Investigation of Sexual Harassment Cases.The Committee shall be composed of at least one (1) representative each from the management, the accredited union, if nay, the second level employees, and from the first level employees, duly selected by the unit concerned.The Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases spells out in clear-cut terms the procedural and substantive requirements in pursuing sexual harassment cases, sets preliminary investigation to start within five days from receipt of a complaint and to be completed within 15 days thereafter.

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