Sexual Harassment Bill going to parliament soon

The island’s first Sexual Harassment Bill will be going to parliament in the coming weeks, according to Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo.

Although the Minister was unable to give an exact date when the Bill will be discussed, she stressed that the legislation was sorely needed.

“The sexual harassment legislation is not about locking people because a man ‘psst’ at a woman . . . It is about ensuring that a person’s rights are protected and a person can function in dignity,” Byer Suckoo said during a mass Democratic Labour Party (DLP) canvas in St George South this morning.

Accompanied by the Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and Patrick Todd, at the Franky Lambert Club in Byde Mill, Byer Suckoo spoke of how sexual harassment in the workplace was no longer a taboo topic but was now being openly discussed.

“Sexual harassment affects a lot of people. They are coming to the fore and talking about it now,” she indicated.

The minister said the legislation would be inclusive of all genders, ensuring the safety of all those at risk.

“We are comfortable that this is actually going to address the needs of the persons being harassed but also not impose any undue hardship on anybody in the workplace,” she stated.

This was reiterated by the Attorney General who said that the legislation seeks to protect the rights of the individual in the workplace.

6 Responses to Sexual Harassment Bill going to parliament soon

  1. Shoni Boyce
    Shoni Boyce September 30, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    They need to implement sexual harassment training as well!!!

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  2. Alex Alleyne September 30, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    When it is all over I hope the BILL is publish in the daily news papers for all to read.

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  3. Tony Webster October 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Quick Lady: before passing dat bill…I am here…waiting!

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  4. Milli Watt October 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    dis goin be real sport

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  5. Peter Lowe
    Peter Lowe October 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    That gonna be a waist of time

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  6. John Everatt October 2, 2017 at 1:13 am

    What this lady and her cronies say is not worth the square of toilet paper that they put their notes on. We have heard all this stuff over and over so please give it a rest and go away.

    Reply

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