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Labor harassment in the spotlight in Ecuador again

Quito, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Labor harassment is once again the focus of attention of institutions, the National Assembly (Parliament) and citizens in Ecuador, despite being part of the country's Constitution since 2008.

On February 3, the Legislature approved a reforming law on labor harassment which raises new grounds to determine whether this behavior against workers exists or not.

On Friday, Minister of Labor Ivonne Núñez told Teleamazonas that the new legislation to eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace seeks to provide new tools to ensure that the accusations are properly substantiated in the legal process.

Núñez explained that the law is subject to change and may be declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court if it is proven to be so.

The reform also establishes that workplace violence and harassment also includes not disconnecting digitally, disregarding rest time, leaves and vacations, as well as their privacy of personal and family intimacy, Núñez explained.

In 2017, the Labor Code in Ecuador was reformed and workplace harassment was incorporated as a ground for approval in Article 173.